Chateau Canon was first ‘founded’ by Jacques Kanon in 1760. It was he who had the château built and created the wine estate. Over the centuries the K was changed to a C, the name now synonymous with one of the right bank’s most sought-after wines. Château Canon was gradually brought into the 21st century after its acquisition in 1996 by the CHANEL Company. It took twenty years to restructure the vineyards, reinforce the underground galleries and return this 1er Grand Cru Classé to its former glory. Today, the property has reclaimed its original lustre.
Several million years old, Château Canon’s soil is very homogeneous. 34 hectares planted, 2/3rds Merlot, 1/3rd Cabernet Franc. Limestone bedrock veined with clay. Its roots plunge down into the sediments, which have survived the ages, flourishing in the soil’s clay texture with good water retention.