Château Pontet-Canet is surrounded by first growths, directly across the road from Mouton Rothschild itself. The fifth growth producer is hardly the envious neighbor though. As one of the hottest châteaux in Bordeaux today, it’s known for quality so exceptional that many believe it deserves an upgrade. Which isn’t about to happen, of course. But never mind that. Progressive, innovative and the only biodynamic-certified winery in the Médoc (“When you have great fruit, why put so much makeup on it?” – Alfred Tesseron), Pontet-Canet will continue to give all the top châteaux a run for their money.