Pontet-Canet declassification a mystery?

29th October, 2014 by Rupert Millar

The Tesseron family claims to remain in the dark surrounding the rejection of the 2012 vintage of its second wine by the AOC board but there are, unconfirmed, theories which point to a variety of factors from biodynamics to the new amphorae.

Jean-Michel Comme shows off Pontet-Canet’s amphorae

It was reported last week that the 2012 vintage of Pontet-Canet’s second wine, Les Hauts de Pontet-Canet, had been refused AOC classification by an independent tasting panel.

As a result, the wine will have to be bottled as a Vin de Table rather than a Pauillac.

The news caused surprise in many quarters of the trade and led to much speculation as to what might have been the reason; vintage conditions and the much….

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