Hosted by Francois Thienpont, Owner

Vieux Château Certan

Dec. 28, 2020 | Soneva Fushi & Soneva Jani

Vieux Château Certan has been owned by the Thienpont family since 1924. After the death of the original owner, Georges Thienpont in 1962, the estate was run by one of his sons, Léon Thienpont. During this period the vineyards were completely renovated and much replanting was carried out after the Great Frost of 1956. Today, Léon’s son, Alexandre is in charge at Vieux Château Certan and was joined by his son Guillaume in 2011 .

With a surface area of 14 hectares (35 acres) planted in one single block, the Vieux Château Certan vineyard is made up of 23 plots, each of them individually managed according to soil type, grape variety planted, and age of vines.

Vieux Château Certan is the result of a very special eco-system in which the soil, the vines and the climate blend harmoniously together to produce exceptional wine. Their materials and equipment have been chosen with meticulous care in order to provide the best possible conditions for both the wine and the environment. The vineyard is managed with great precision. Strict pruning leaving only six buds per vine, limited spraying and treatments, green harvest and leaf stripping are part of the vineyard management program at Certan. HarvesGng takes place around the middle or end of September with a team of 40 local pickers.

The brilliance of the wine’s hue, the richness of its aromas and the subtlety of its flavour bring it inimitable style.

The wine list

Vieux Chateau Certan La Gravette 2014
Vieux Chateau Certan La Gravette 2017
Vieux Chateau Certan 2011
Vieux Chateau Certan 2004
Vieux Chateau Certan 2000

Should you be joining the Virtual Wine Tasting from the comfort of your home, you can order a tasting package, which includes one bottle of each featured wine (5 bottles total).

Tasting package of: 1 x Bottle of each wine: $975  (5 x bottles)

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