Discover the Pomerol appellation
The Pomerol AOC can be found in the Libournais region. the vines are situated above the Isle River, a tributary of the Dordogne River. Pomerol, located near the city of Libourne, is famous for its Château Pétrus, which is one of the rarest and most expensive wines in the entire world. Unlike Graves or Saint-Émilion, the Pomerol appellation has never been included in the 1855 Classification, although its quality cannot be refuted.
The Pomerol vineyard was born in the 12th century, thanks to the appearance in the region of the Ordo Hospitalis Sancti Johannis Hierosolymitani (better known as the Order of Saint-John). These hard-working monks were the first ones to plant grapevines here, on the Camino de Santiago. Later on, the city of Libourne helped a lot with the development of the vineyard, due to its harbor, the presence of plenty of merchants, the new railway… All of this was a real boon for the local wine business.
On these 780 hectares of land, the Bordeaux Pomerol AOC can produce up to 38,000 hectoliters of red wine every year. In Pomerol, Merlot is king! The clay soils of this terroir are just perfect for this grape variety, as it can express itself fully. In total, Merlot makes up 80% of the grapevines here, with only a few spots left for the Cabernet Franc (10%), the Cabernet Sauvignon (8%) and the Malbec (2%).
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