Pomerol Precision

At Vieux Château Certan, Alexandre Thienpont toils to perfect one of Bordeaux’s subtle greats
Mitch Frank
Issue: February 29, 2012

Alexandre Thienpont is in serious danger of getting stuck in the mud. Thienpont, the man in charge of Pomerol's Vieux Château Certan (VCC), is taking some visitors on a tour of the vineyards. Thienpont is conducts the tour by driving down a path through the vines in a beaten old hatchback. Wine Spectator's Mitch Frank explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands January 31, 2012.

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