Pomerol

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Pomerol
Commune
Chateau Le Pin
Chateau Le Pin
Coat of arms of Pomerol
Coat of arms
Pomerol is located in France
Pomerol
Pomerol
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Pomerol is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
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
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentGironde
ArrondissementLibourne
CantonLe Libournais-Fronsadais
IntercommunalityLibournais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Luc Barbeyron
Area16.24 km2 (2.41 sq mi)
Population (2008)2718
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code33328 /33500
Elevation7–39 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 Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.

It is located near Bordeaux.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,070—    
19681,116+4.3%
19751,037−7.1%
1982962−7.2%
1990867−9.9%
1999848−2.2%
2008718−15.3%

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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