Vieux Château Certan
Vieux Château Certan, under Alexandre Thienpont (the third generation proprietor of this 14 hectare estate), has established itself as one of the most famous names in Pomerol, and neighbours include Pétrus.
Alexandre is a traditionalist at heart, and still carries out fermentation in large wooden vats. He employs restricted use of new oak, although he is open to modern techniques such as crop-thinning when he feels they are beneficial to the quality of his wines. Vieux Château Certan is crafted in an elegant, feminine Bordeaux style that seduces rather than dominates the palate.