The situation of Pomerol
Pomerol, a renowned wine region in the Bordelais, is located at the gates of the charming town of Libourne, not far from Bordeaux. It is bordered to the north by the Barbanne, a river that separates it from neighboring Lalande-de-Pomerol.
The AOC recognition of Pomerol - Historical milestone 1936
Pomerol received the coveted AOC status as early as 1936, as part of the first wave of AOC recognitions by the INAO. This underlines the long tradition and quality of this wine region.
Merlot dominates the vineyards - The grape varieties of Pomerol
The wines from Pomerol are characterized by their remarkable Merlot content, which can be up to 100 percent. A large part of the vineyard is planted with Merlot, while the rest is mainly Cabernet Franc.
The "Right Bank" of Bordeaux - Pomerol and Saint-Émilion
South of Pomerol stands the wine region of Saint-Émilion. Together they form the heart of the Bordelais "Right Bank" and are characterized by the high proportion of Merlot in their cuvées.
The term "right bank" includes wine regions located to the east of the Gironde basin or to the right of the Dordogne River. These include Blaye - Côtes de Bordeaux, Castillon - Côtes de Bordeaux, Francs - Côtes de Bordeaux, Fronsac, Lalande de Pomerol, Pomerol and Saint-Émilion. Each of these appellations has its own peculiarities.
The wines from the Pomerol and Saint-Émilion regions are undoubtedly among the most sought-after and expensive wines in the world. Their prestige and quality have made them true icons of the wine world, appreciated by connoisseurs and collectors alike.
Since 1955, the best wines from Saint-Émilion bear the title "Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé". Unlike in the Médoc, however, this hierarchy is regularly revised.