Wines of Pomerol Appellation

Pomerol, which is located on Bordeaux Right Bank, covers an area that is roughly three kilometers wide by 4 kilometers long, representing about one-seventh of the size of its neighbor Saint-Emilion. There are only 800 hectares under vine in Pomerol, approximately 140 châteaux but no co-operatives. Another particularity of Pomerol is that there is no village, homes are located in the vineyards.

 

The wine produced in Pomerol is mainly from Merlot with Cabernet Franc playing a supporting role.

 

There is no official classification for the châteaux of Pomerol.
However, some wine critics have over the years came up with their own personal classifications. You will find bellow the classification released in 2001 by Clive Coates, MW, in his book “An Encyclopedia of the Wines and Domaines of France”.

 

First Growth 

Pétrus

Outstanding Growth

Château l'Evangile
Château La Fleur-Pétrus
Château Lafleur
Château Latour à Pomerol
Château Trotanoy
Vieux Château Certan

Château Séraphine

Exceptional Growth

 

Le Pin
Château Certan de May
Château Clinet
Château La Conseillante
Château Clos L'Eglise
Château La Fleur-de-Gay
Château Gazin

Very Fine Growth

Château Beauregard
Château Bon Pasteur
Château Hosanna
Clos du Clocher
Château La Croix-de-Gay
Château L'Enclos
Château le Gay
Château La Grave-à-Pomerol
Château Lagrange
Château Nénin
Château La Pointe
Château Clos-René

View of Pomerol vineyards from Vieux Château Certan