Château Canon has belonged to the Wertheimer family (also owners of Maison Chanel) since 1996. Located at Saint-Émilion in Gironde, Château Canon has been producing a premier Grand Cru classé B Bordeaux since 2012. ThisSaint-Émilion appellation red wine benefits from parcel-based vineyard management. Harvesting is done by hand when the grapes are ripe, with manual sorting. John Kolasa manages Château Canon. Oenologist Gilles Pauquet advises on the production of exceptional red wines. Each Château Canon vintage reveals a wine of the highest quality.
Location of Château Canon
Château Canon is located in Saint-Émilion, east of Bordeaux. The 22-hectare single vineyard is partly planted on clay-limestone soil. A quarter of Château Canon's vineyard lies on a slight slope, towards the Dordogne. Château Canon benefits from an altered oceanic climate, with high temperatures and few frosts. The vineyard culminates at 87 meters on the Saint-Émilion terraces. The limestone plateau is ideal for Cabernet Franc vines.
Château Canon wines
Château Canon produces two red wines in the Saint-Émilion appellation. The premier Grand Cru classé B Château Canon is a red wine composed mainly of Merlot and a little Cabernet Franc. This great Bordeaux wine reaches its peak after several years in the cellar. Since 1996, Château Canon has benefited from investments by the House of Chanel to produce a wine of the highest quality. The second wine is Clos Canon, produced on the 12 hectares of young vines purchased in 2011. Clos Canon is a red wine made from Merlot and Cabernet Franc.