Pomerol is the smallest appellation (AOC) in Bordeaux, with a minuscule 800 hectares and 135 growers.  Officially, the AOC only dates from December 1936.  It had very little wine produced in the 1700s.  It was one of the last in Bordeaux to be fully planted by mid-1800s.  There is no urban or village center, nor magnificent chateaux.  The only landmark is the church (pictured above) in the village, hence many references to eglise (the church) and clocher (the bell tower).  Paradoxically, Pomerol produces some of Bordeaux's most expensive wine.

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