The Delon family bought Nénin from its Despujols cousins in 1997, to diversify its wine properties which were until then exclusively Médoc (Potensac and Léoville Las-Cases). It enlarges this property, which was already the second in size of its appellation, with a few plots of the former Château Certan-Giraud which adjoin it to bring it to the current thirty-two hectares. Almost in one piece, the whole is located in the upper part of the appellation and neighboring Trotanoy and Le Pin, on more gravelly and sandy soils than clay, but with great superficial complexity linked to the alluvial contributions of the Dordogne.
The Merlot (75% of the grape variety) draws its generosity and its breed from it, while an ambitious program of cabernet franc replanting begins to produce its effects in the last vintages, which gain in finesse, uprightness and complexity. In ten years, we should see this grape enter for a third in the great wine. In twenty years, the vineyard has been completely restructured with a wine-growing discipline specific to the family and the imposing chateau, unparalleled in Pomerol apart from Sales, has been completely and superbly restored, as have the technical facilities. Because it belongs to the Medocans, the wine has remained a little isolated from local life. Now, under the leadership of Jean-Hubert Delon and his faithful director Pierre Graffeuille,
Region: Pomerol, France
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Merlot