Chateau Canon, a famous St.Emilion property is named after Jacques Kanon who bought the estate in 1760.
Since 1996 it has been owned by Chanel, who also owns Château Rauzan-Segla in Margaux.
Located in the centre of the St.Emilion appellation, to the south-west of St-Emilion town, Canon has 18 hectares of vineyards split between the limestone plateau and the clay/loam cotes.
They are planted with 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc. Vinification is traditional: up to 20 days in temperature-controlled wooden vats followed by 18 months' maturation in oak barrels (70% new).