With barely 785 hectares, less than 1% of the Bordeaux vineyards, the appellation of Pomerol is a real nugget, producing rare, confidential wines. The average surface area of an estate is just 5 hectares, and there is certainly nothing rigid or uniform in this complex appellation where a myriad plots weave in and out of each other across different soils.
The appellation’s emblematic grape variety is Merlot, although the diversity of soils in Pomerol can also be conducive to growing great Cabernets Francs.
Château La Pointe, with its 23 hectares of vines in a single block, is able to produce 120 000 bottles per year, and is among the 5 largest properties in Pomerol, one of the most prestigious appellations of Bordeaux, along with Saint-Emilion, Margaux, Saint-Julien, Pauillac or Saint-Estèphe.
The origin of the name “La Pointe” stems from the vineyard’s singular geometry, there being a large pointed triangular vine plot at the entrance to the estate.