Prestigious Appellation of Bordeaux
Pomerol is a much-respected red wine appellation in Bordeaux and is also one of the smallest wine areas in Right-Bank of Bordeaux located in Southwest France.
There are only around eight square kilometers under the vine in Pomerol appellation. Pomerol appellation is located in the east of the Bordeaux region, near Saint-Émilion, in the area known as the Libournais – the town of Libourne locates just to the south of Pomerol.
Famous Red Wines of Pomerol
While most appellations are named after a village or town within their boundaries, Pomerol has different naming. While Merlot is the dominant grape in Pomerol, Cabernet Franc is cultivating, as well. Pomerol appellation is an appellation for red wines, and its red wines is well known as the pearl of Bordeaux. The Pomerol wines can be more robust than others in Bordeaux. They have an exclusive velvety quality. Pomerol is the best when the bottle age reaches the age of more than 15 years old.
Nevertheless, Pomerol has remained an honorable rural appellation, with small houses and cellars.
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A part of the important features of Pomerol appellation for red wines are as follows:
- Soil: Gravelly and sandy rock surface mixed with iron oxides, known as “crasse de fer”.
- Taste: Refined, powerful, intense, and sensual.
- Wine color: red.
- Aromas: Violet, red berries, truffles, and game.
- Aging potential: 5 – 30 years.
- Serving temperature: 15 to 17° C
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