Grand-Pontet is a Grand Cru Classé situated next to Beauséjour-Bécot and Clos-Fourtet, west of the Saint-Emilion plateau.
Records prove the existence of Grand Pontet at least as far back as 1415. The estate was purchased by the Pourquet-Bécot family in 1980 and the wine is made by the same team as Château Beauséjour-Bécot. Sylvie Pourquet Bécot has been in charge of Grand-Ponet since 2000.
The château has 14 hectares of vines in a single block on a clay-limestone plateau. The average age of the vines is 35 years, but some are over 80 years old. Grape varieties consist of 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
The average annual production of Grand-Pontet amounts to 32,000 bottles. Château Grand Pontet is a rich, spicy wine with plenty of ripe fruit overtones.
Chateau Grand Pontet, Dauphin de Grand-Pontet second wine