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Slowly but surely, since 1990 the vines at Pontet-Canet have experienced a cultural revolution.

Exploring new paths in order to get as close to nature as possible. Remembering that the vine is an unruly creeper, but at the same time that its behaviour is in no way due to chance. With time, one fact became clear: progress in viticulture can come only from observation and experiment. You have to know how to watch the vine in order to feel it.

This development is of course part of the process of discovering another world, a different way of seeing. Acquiring a new sensibility involves constant risk-taking, trying things out and then finding that they are self-evident. It is never a one-size-fits-all strategy, but rather a matter of following the vines according to the identity of each parcel, taking a long-term view. Choices are the fruit not of intuition, but of a fine analysis of the elements of nature. It is painstaking work. Each decision becomes a stepping-stone in the never-ending quest for the ideal Pauillac wine.