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LEPONTIS - Collection of Charentais wines - France


On the banks of the river Seugne, the future town of Pons gets ready to greet a garrison of Roman soldiers. Without violence, they conquer the little Celtic town, as here, more than anywhere else, trade is the heart of society: wine, salt and culture are exchanged.

In the fortified city-state, the Santons, handicraft masters, put their skills to the service of the Roman Empire’s strategic focus. Romans build 3 wooden bridges, “pontis” in Latin, to cross the Seugne and open up to trade.

Today, we can still see the bridges that gave the name to the town. Stone has replaced wood, but the Seugne river still flows beneath them…

It is in this distinctive area that Jean-Michel NAUD created LEPONTIS : the plots still hold the heritage and character of the original lands that the wine producers have slowly taken over. Only the best white grape Charentais vines are planted here. The excellence of this terroir, mastered by men and women, offers you the LEPONTIS range. With a mild and oceanic climate, on this clay and chalky soil, the vines are in the best setting ever to produce great tasting wines !