The Bardets have been growing grapes and making wine in the Saint Emilion Grand Cru since 1704. In the 19th century, they bought Château Pontet-Fumet, a 35-acre vineyard with vines of 35 years of average age. The soil is rich in sandy clay and gravelly pebbles, forming a great environment that leads to the production of a harmonious wine with refined power after following a unique berry selection and gentle maceration. Pontet-Fumet uses two sorting machines which select only smaller berries in order to keep yields low. With a production of 78,000 bottles per year, the wines are elegant and balanced, with a mineral character and complexity due to the stony soils.