Stylistically this artisan Pomerol is silky and opulent, but with a finesse and almost weightless power more akin to Grand Cru Burgundy. The vineyard contains a split of around 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, and old vines of up to 70 years old. The soil has gravel on the surface and beneath, a layer of clay, chalk and crasse de fer. The wines are made using biodynamic and organic principles, and employing horses to work the vines.
Pomerol is one of the great red wine appellations of Bordeaux. Historically it stands apart from other Bordeaux appellations as Pomerol has no formalised wine classification system unlike Médoc, Graves, Sauternes and Saint-Émilion. While the appellation was barely acknowledged until about 50 years ago, wines like Pétrus, Le Pin and Lafleur now command higher prices than many Cru Classé properties throughout the Médoc,