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The appellation, named after the commune of the same name, is located east of the small town of Libourne on the right bank of the Gironde in the Bordeaux region of France. The vineyards cover around 800 hectares of vines. To the north, the area is separated from the Lalande de Pomerol appellation by the Barbanne River. To the east is the Saint-Émilion area. The name comes from the Latin "pomarium" (orchard). The Romans already cultivated vines here. The devastation caused by the Hundred Years' War (1338-1453) between the English and the French meant that viticulture was abandoned. Towards the end of the 15th and in the 16th century, vineyards were established again. But it was not until late in the 19th century that Pomerol wines became famous. In 2021, an unusual landmark decision was made. In future, it will be generally forbidden in the entire appellation to use herbicides in weed control.

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