Pomerol (Pomerol or Pomerol) is a unique wine region in France. It is unique primarily for its literally tiny size. It is not a region, not a city or even a village. These are just a few of the vineyards, which are located forty kilometers North of the famous French city of Bordeaux. The peculiarity of these vineyards — the soil, which is a dense black clay, literally saturated with iron. For Merlot grapes, this soil is ideal.
The "discovery" of pomerelia occurred relatively recently, 20 years ago no one knew about the area. Yes, here the grapes were grown, but, oddly enough, mostly white varieties. It was made a simple mistake that does not stand out. Today the situation has changed dramatically. Pomerol produces only red wines, they are positioned as a totally unique product, and the demand for it is growing every year. While there are no large wineries! Every home and every family is engaged in winemaking and their homes they call shateau (Chateau). This word means "castle", you can see on the labels of wines from Pomerol: Chateau Bellegrave, Chateau La Croix Saint Georges, Chateau Rouget, Chateau Le Prieure, Chateau L'eveche and so on. Just in this area, there are about 180 of the Chateau, each of them is in possession of approximately half a hectare of land. The best wines of Pomerol truly magnificent, they are soft, velvety, richness of color and flavor. Such wines do not need a snack, it'll only make things worse! In addition to Merlot, there are grown varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc and Malbec.
On the labels of many wines of Pomerol you can see the Maltese cross. This is a tribute to the history of France, to the South which arrived in the 12th century the knights of Malta. Do labels give the impression of "outdated" and even "obsolete". However, winemakers pomarola is quite confusing, since bottles with such labels, they pour wine, meet the highest modern requirements.