The Chateau Potensac estate has been in the same family since time immemorial, and is notable for always being handed down by women. Current owner Jean-Hubert Delon inherited the estate from his paternal grandmother, Georgette Liquard. The site has been occupied since ancient times, due to its favourable proximity to the river, high altitude, and some of the best quality soils in the Ordonnac district.
Now recognised as a leading Cru Bourgeois estate, Chateau Potensac spans 50 hectares of vineyards, which are planted on soils rich in alluvial gravel and red clay. Vines are an average of 35 years old, and are 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 15% Cabernet Franc. Quality at the estate has been on an upward curve since Michel Delon of Leoville Las Cases took over the running of the property in the 1970s, succeeded by Jean-Hubert in 2000. The wines have superb ageing potential and perfectly encapsulate the typical characteristics of each variety used.