Pomerol

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Pomerol
Pomerol is located in France
Pomerol
Pomerol
Coordinates: 44°55′58″N 0°11′57″W / 44.9328°N 0.1992°W / 44.9328; -0.1992Coordinates: 44°55′58″N 0°11′57″W / 44.9328°N 0.1992°W / 44.9328; -0.1992
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Libourne
Canton Libourne
Intercommunality Libournais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Luc Barbeyron
Area
 • Land1 6.24 km2 (2.41 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 718
 • Population2 density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 33328 / 33500
Elevation 7–39 m (23–128 ft)
(avg. 30 m or 98 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Pomerol (Occitan: Pomerol) is a commune in the Gironde department in Aquitaine in southwestern France.

It is located near Bordeaux.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 1,070 —    
1968 1,116 +4.3%
1975 1,037 −7.1%
1982 962 −7.2%
1990 867 −9.9%
1999 848 −2.2%
2008 718 −15.3%

Wine[edit]

The mostly small-sized producers in this area of about 7.60 km2 (2.93 sq mi) produce red wines. As in the neighbouring appellation of Saint-Émilion, the predominant grape variety is Merlot, often with Cabernet Franc and smaller quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon. Unlike other Bordeaux regions, Pomerol has no official wine ranking or classification. However, wines like Château Pétrus and Château Le Pin are priced as high as the classified first growths of the Pauillac and Saint-Émilion such as Château Ausone and Château Cheval Blanc.

The next-door and slightly larger "satellite" appellation of Lalande-de-Pomerol produces similar wines which are shorter-lived and less expensive.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Pomerol at Wikimedia Commons