Highly regarded for the quality of its wines already in Roman times, Pomerol is the smallest appellation in the Bordeaux region and covers an area of 813 hectares (0.7% of the Bordeaux wine production area). With its world-renowned châteaux, the appellation produces only a limited quantity of highly sought-after wines from estates like l’Évangile, Gazin and La Conseillante. A unique appellation in the Bordeaux region, Pomerol has always refused to establish an official classification for its Grands Crus wines.
The characteristics of the Pomerol appellation are rooted in the nature of its celebrated terroir. Located in the region of Libourne and bordered to the east by Saint-Émilion, Pomerol is located on a plateau that descends with successive terraces towards a valley where the Isle and Dordogne Rivers meet. The terroir of Pomerol is best represented by its unique soil composition. On the surface, the soils are composed of compact gravel of a sandy-clay nature, while the base contain the famous "crasse de fer" (oxidized iron).
The unique terroir of the Pomerol appellation allows its dominant grape variety, Merlot, to express itself to the fullest. Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are also planted here.
The Grands Crus of Pomerol are famous for their unique style, one which combines the finesse of the wines of Burgundy with the richesse and length of great Bordeaux wines. The ruby red Grands Crus of Pomerol are distinguished by the complexity of their bouquet. Notes of ripe red fruits mingle with delicious and fresh flowers, among them violet and iris. Over time, sophisticated aromas of truffle and leather appear. On the palate, Pomerol wines express their full character through a dense and velvety texture, by which the power in the mouth is softened by firm, distinguished tannins. With great elegance, the finish ends with a combination of freshness and great depth. Pomerol Grands Crus, by their very nature, can easily withstand 30 years in the bottle, blossoming superbly with age.