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Pomerol

The Pomerol appellation produces exclusively red wines. Mainly made from Merlot, supplemented by Cabernet Franc and to a lesser extent Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, these wines have a dense and deep ruby colour with garnet highlights. Supple and fleshy, the aromatic palette plays on the register of red fruits, violets, truffles and spices. They perfectly combine finesse and intensity with a beautiful tannic power. Pomerol has the particularity of being able to be drunk in its youth, while having an astonishing ageing potential. This AOC is home to one of the most famous wines in the world: Petrus.

TASTING NOTES AND FOOD & WINE PAIRING : Find out more...

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SHALL WE TASTE?

WHEN should a Pomerol be tasted?
An unmissable appellation that often lies dormant in the cellar. Knowing when to drink these wines is also knowing HOW to taste them!

This great red AOC wine made from Merlot, Malbec, Côt, Pressac, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon... is produced on 800 hectares in the Libourne region, on the right bank of the Dordogne. This beautiful vineyard produces three main types of Pomerols:

- Soft, distinguished near Libourne, this type of Pomerol is best drunk between five and ten years.

- More full-bodied, harder, to be drunk between ten and fifteen years around Pomerol.

- Finer, racy and generous (Petrus, Certan) in the north-east, near Saint-Emilion, to be drunk up to twenty years!

An exceptional colour

Generally speaking, Pomerol is characterised by its beautiful purple colour, deep perfumes, suppleness, nuance and length...
It must be said: the Grands Vins de Pomerol are exceptional wines, with a bouquet, fleshy and mellow, which combine the finesse of Graves with the vigour of St Emilion, with a generosity reminiscent of Burgundy.

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Appearance: The colour is a deep, dark ruby with garnet highlights. The beautiful colour shows the mastery and complexity of the product.

Nose: The range of flavours is wide, dominated by aromas of ripe red fruits and violets, brought by the Merlot grape. With time, animal scents, noble leather, undergrowth and truffle notes are revealed.

Palate: The attack is frank, the texture deep and smooth, which balances the power of the tannins. When young, Pomerol is full-bodied and powerful, with a remarkable persistence. As it ages, a smoothness develops, forming an opulent and silky mouth. A velvety impression is delicately created on the palate. Pomerol is a wine of incredible finesse and amazing aromatic complexity.

Ageing potential: 7 to 30 years

Service: It is recommended to decant the wine 2 hours before serving, especially for young wines. Serve the wine at a temperature of 16°C.

FOOD AND WINE PAIRING

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Pomerol is such a refined wine that it must be accompanied by a dish that matches its potential. Small game meat, veal and matured cheeses will make a succulent match. Foie gras is of course a great choice to accompany Pomerol, as well as a dish based on truffles. Enjoy your Pomerol with a woodcock stuffed with foie gras and Périgord truffles: a guaranteed treat!

GOOD TO KNOW

A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY

Viticulture was born in Pomerol at the end of the 12th century. It owes its development to the creation of a hospice which welcomed pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela. It was necessary to find something to feed these long-distance travellers. It was to meet this objective that vines were planted around the stopover village of Pomerol. Much later, the proximity of the small port of Libourne allowed the wines of Pomerol wines to travel to distant destinations. Today, the châteaux of Pomerol are recognised throughout the world. The famous Petrus is one of the rarest and most expensive wines in the world!

Absent from the 1855 classification for obscure reasons, the Pomerol AOC is nevertheless the equal of the prestigious Saint-Emilion or Margaux. It is clearly one of the best French terroirs. These wines are rare and very often extraordinary.

THE TERROIR

The AOC Pomerol is a prestigious appellation of the Bordeaux region. The vineyard extends over 785 hectares spread over the communes of Pomerol, Libourne and Lalande-de-Pomerol. The vines of Pomerol extend below the the Saint-Emilion plateau. They are rooted in deep deposits of ancient alluvial deposits made up of sand, gravel and clay. The summit of this AOC culminates at about forty metres. Rich in clay, it is one of the best soils in the appellation. Its gentle slopes are home to the vines of Domaine Petrus and Vieux Château Certan. Although oceanic, the climate of the AOC Pomerol is warm enough to allow the cultivation of vines on flat ground.