Bordeaux 2017 – Pomerol, Lalande-de-Pomerol


See this guide to all our coverage of the 2017 vintage in Bordeaux. 

The challenges in Pomerol were similar to those faced in St-Émilion, and throughout the Bordeaux region, in terms of the weather conditions, as described in Bordeaux 2017 report – part 1. Although the losses to the April frosts were less than in other parts of the right bank such as the Bordeaux Côtes, they were significant. Vieux Château Certan's Alexandre Thienpont estimated that of Pomerol's 800 ha (1,977 acres) of vines, only 200 ha (494 acres) in the appellation escaped with no damage at all. (For full...