En Primeur Vieux Château Certan will be available for delivery or storage once it lands in the UK, usually two years following the en primeur offer.
Although the estate’s origins are uncertain, its age has been estimated by professor Henri Enjalbert to an origin date around 1770. It was then the property of the Demay family, and the estate was named Sertan. Long estimated as the leading estate of the region, it yielded the position to the adjacent Pétrus in 1875. Currently, the estate is recognised as among the great growths of the region, and by some reckoned comparable to neighbouring estate Château Pétrus. The estate was bought by the Belgian wine merchant Georges Thienpont in 1924, and it has remained within the family since. The family diversified in 1979 when Marcel and Gérard Thienpont founded nearby microcuvée estate Château Le Pin. In 1985, management of Vieux Château Certan came to Alexandre Thienpont.
The estate consists of 14 hectares with the grape variety of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The annual production averages 5,000 cases of the Grand vin
En Primeur pricing is per case as specified and excludes UK duty and VAT, which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine is released from bond for delivery. Bonded storage is available. Onward delivery or transfer is not included and can be quoted for on request. Free delivery on orders over £100 does not apply to bonded or en primeur wines.