The overlooked neighbor of Pomerol, this appellation offers amazing Merlot but at a fraction of the prices seen in more famous regions. For power and elegance check out these wines!
Lalande-de-Pomerol is just across a small stream from its very famous neighbor, Pomerol. They share similar soils and, like Pomerol, are mostly planted with Merlot. The result?
Very high quality Merlot based wines but without the hefty price tag. Make sure you check out the wines from here to find cellar-worthy Merlots.
Lalande-de-Pomerol Facts and Classification Information
- Size: 2836 acres (1148 ha)
- Main Grapes: 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc approximately
- Established: 1936
- Major Soils: Clay and gravel, very similar to Pomerol.
- 154 wineries
- A red wine only appellation.