Pomerol is the smallest wine producing area in the Bordeaux region situated north of Libourne. However, Pomerol is host to one of the most famous Bordeaux châteaux: Pétrus. The desire for Pomerol wine is generated both by the exceptional quality and by their rarity, due to the small size of the vineyards. The Pomerol wine can be more robust than others in Bordeaux, yet it is smooth, rich and instantly appealing. The intense plummy fruitiness and velvety quality comes from the Merlot grape (wine contains between 80% - 100% Merlot). However, there are so many different producers on these small estates that the style of Pomerol is quite individual. Pomerol wines are said to be at their very best once they have been given 15 years to mature!