Cards of Wine

Pomerol AOC (France)

Pomerol is a French AOC region in the "Right Bank" of Bordeaux.

Pomerol red wines are produced mainly from Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

Typical Flavors


Raspberry
Raspberry
Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Plum
Plum
Blackberry
Blackberry

Blueberry
Blueberry
Violets
Violets
Herbs
Herbs
Pepper
Pepper

Oak added Flavors:

Vanilla
Vanilla
Coffee
Coffee
Chocolate
Chocolate
Tobacco
Tobacco

Raspberry, Black Cherry, Plum, Tobacco and Vanilla are typical Pomerol flavors.

Profile

Pomerol is a medium wine with medium tannins and acidity:

BODYMedium - Plus
TANNINSMedium
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium - Plus
Serving temperature:
14-15°C (57-59°F)
Oaked 16-18°C (61-64°F)

Food Pairing


Antipasti
Finger Food
Pizza
Pizza
Hamburger
Hamburger
Ham
Ham

Soup
Casseroles
Pasta
Pasta
Mushroom
Mushroom
Chicken
Chicken

Rabbit
Rabbit
Pork
Pork
Lamb
Lamb
Veal
Veal

Pomerol goes well with a wide variety of food.

Sipped alone is a wonderful meditation wine.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
French Cuisine. Italian Dishes (Tomato Based).
Pizza. Baked Pasta. Lasagna.
Spaghetti Meatballs. Hamburger.
Fried or Grilled Mushrooms.
Casseroles. Beef Stew.
Veal Chops. Wiener Schnitzel.
Meatloaf. Beef Wellington.
BBQ. Chicken. Pork. Rabbit.
Roasted Lamb. Lamb Chops. Lamb Shank.
Red Meat Dishes.

Cheese:
Aged Cheese. Cheddar. Gouda. Pecorino.

Pomerol AOC

Pomerol AOC is a red wine with the only permitted grapes Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec.

About Merlot

Merlot is the second most planted grape in the world.

Merlot is one of the primary grapes used in both "Bordeaux Right Bank" and "Bordeaux Left Bank" blends, along with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

Merlot adds softness and mouth-watering fruit creating the perfect marriage with the more masculine grape Cabernet Sauvignon. The name Merlot derives from French "Merle" (Blackbird) for its dark color.

100% Merlot wines exist and they are some of the world´s most expensive wines such Chateau Petrus (Pomerol, Bordeaux) or Ornellaia (Bolgheri, Tuscany).

Merlot is known to be easy to drink, both alone and with food and therefor a perfect introduction to redwine for the newcomers.

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux wines are the most famous blends in the world.

France

The river Gironde splits the area in the famous Left Bank (Southwest) and the Right Bank (Northeast), where two very different famous blends are produced.

Bordeaux
Right
Left

On the Left Bank, Cabernet Sauvignon is the primary grape, on the Right Bank, Merlot is the primary grape.