The vineyards of Pomerol are contiguous to those of St. Emilion, and share the same culture of grapes: Merlot (the majority) and Cabernet Franc.
Pomerol therefore produces wines that are theoretically unrelated to those of Medoc and only the mosaic soils of ferrous and gravely clay to distinguish it from the neighboring appellation.
We were welcomed at the Chateau La Conseillante
to understand the identity of the appellation Pomerol, and offered a tasting class during which we discover the usefulness of the decanting and the importance of wine glasses… Topics covered in this episode:
- Typicity of the Pomerol appellation.
- Mosaic of soils: iron dirt…
- At Conseillante, the wine press is ancient. Difference between free-run and pressed wine
- Visit the barrel cellar: The angels' share. What is racking .... And why wouldn’t you filter?
- Tasting of Pomerol: the Burgundy of Bordeaux? Tasting course. Types of aromas.
- Opening a wine bottle: Why should we cut the foil just beneath the lip of the bottle?
- Decanting a Grand Bordeaux... this could be dangerous…
- Why use a real wine glass.