Château Canon | Nicolas Audebert
As you look out from the village of Saint-Emilion, you will see a landscape unlike any other – parcels of vines on dark green hillsides surrounding Château Canon. The Merlot and Cabernet Franc vines, whose grapes go into the Chateau’s wine blend, flourish here on this limestone plateau with slopes which glide gently down to the Dordogne River.
The Chanel Company bought Château Canon in 1996, having already acquired Chateau Rauzan-Segla in Margaux in 1994. It decided to invest heavily in the property to enable its wines to attain the full magnitude of a Saint-Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé, once again.
When he was recruited by Chanel, Nicolas Audebert had just moved to Bordeaux from Mendoza, Argentina, where he had lived for 10 years. His ambition at Canon is to put the property back in the spotlight after 20 years of hard work and investment.
Château Canon is a wine that speaks of longevity. It evokes the history of the property and resists the passage of time. It is both ageless and timeless. Voluptuous, full-bodied and silky, Château Canon defies the years.