95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc
The appellation Pomerol, established in 1936, is renowned for its famous Merlot-based wines; 70% of the vines planted are Merlot. Pomerol's long-standing reputation and prestige are unaffected by the fact that none of its wines are classified as in other Bordeaux appellations.
Its terroir is largely defined by soil composition. Stone and sand cover a mixture of clay and iron oxides. This clay protects the vines after heavy rainfall and prevents drought on hot summer days by redistributing accumulated water. The Pomerol AOC wines have a rich, deep color, with a refined and powerful body of velvety full texture. Ready to drink now, the wines are also capable of further bottle aging.
Christian Moueix knows classic Bordeaux intimately and how to make exceptional wines. His wines are true to the expected high quality regional characteristics, while charting new territory in Bordeaux affordability.