Appellation Contrôlée (AC) Pomerol wine is a classification of red wine produced in the Pomerol sub-region of the Bordeaux wine region in southwestern France. It is a regulated classification system that ensures that the wine meets specific standards and is made according to certain guidelines.
The AC Pomerol classification only includes red wines, which are typically made from a blend of grape varieties, including Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec. The grapes used in AC Pomerol wines are grown in specific vineyard areas in the Pomerol sub-region, which are known for their unique soil and climatic conditions.
Once harvested, the grapes are carefully fermented and aged in oak barrels to enhance their flavor and texture. AC Pomerol wines must also meet strict regulations regarding alcohol content, residual sugar and other factors to ensure consistency and quality across all producers.
The resulting AC Pomerol wines are known for their elegance, complexity and balance. They are often characterized by a full, silky texture and a complex flavor profile with notes of black fruit, chocolate and spices.