May 192017
 

The region of Pomerol resides on the Right Bank of the Dordogne River, nearby St-Emilion, and is the smallest of the most famous Bordeaux regions.  Its vineyards cover less than 2,000 acres, producing approximately 5.3 million bottles annually.  Despite its size, Pomerol enjoys a reputation for producing some of the highest quality red wines in the area.   The history of vine cultivation in this region dates back to the Romans.

The soil of the Pomerol region is primarily gravel, mixed with varying amounts of sand and clay, producing low acidity red wines that are full bodied with a strong bouquet.  Merlot is the dominant grape, though Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec are also cultivated in the region.  The Merlot based wines of Pomerol have garnered an international reputation for their high quality, and limited supply.

Pomerol Chateaux

  • Chateau Pétrus
  • Chateau Le Pin
  • Chateau LaFleur
  • Chateau Trotanoy
  • Chateau Taillefer

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