Providence, Pomerol, 2011

  Providence

This little jewel in the centre of Pomerol and at the entry of the village of Pomerol, is one of the most recent acquisitions of Ets Jean-Pierre Moueix (2005). The vineyards are planted with 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc over clay and gravel soils. Edouard Moueix describes Providence as a wine which 'marries power with suavity' and it does just that in 2011. Ultra sleek, with notes of alpine strawberries, fruit liqueur, cedar, minerals and ripe blueberries; the palate is packed with beautiful bright fruit with lots of depth and sweetness to that fruit and all wrapped in cashmere lined tannins. A fragrant, refined, echoing and seductive Providence.

Contains Sulphites.

About Providence

This was a brand new wine in 2005, and promises to become an important fixture within Pomerol; a sizeable château that sits at the very centre of the plâteau, opposite the mairie and surrounded by other big name châteaux like Hosanna, Certan de May and Lafleur. From 2006 it includes one or two new, small parcels of old vine merlot, bringing the total surface area of the vineyard to 4ha. (NB - UK sales only.)

Appellation: Pomerol

Pomerol’s Merlot-dominated wines at their best are rich, seductive and silky. For hundreds of years Pomerol was considered as nothing but a satellite district of neighbouring St-Émilion to the east, and it was not really until not until the 1950s that Pomerol started its meteoric rise led by Château Petrus. By far the most dominant merchants in the region are Jean-Pierre Moueix who own or distribute the majority of the finest properties in Pomerol, the most renowned being Petrus.

Pomerol's finest wines originate from the highest parts of the plateau, which is predominantly gravel and clay, with an iron rich subsoil called crasse de fer.
Apparently as important in fashioning wines that are plump, voluptuous, and richly Merlot dominates plantings dramatically, though the notable exception is Vieux Château Certan, nearly half of their estate is devoted Cabernet Franc. Pomerol has no no official classification, but its small scale wines fetch some of the greatest prices for wine in the world. The regions greatest names are Pétrus, Lafleur, Certan de May, Hosanna, La Fleur de Gay, L'Église-Clinet, Le Pin, La Conseillante, Trotanoy, , L'Évangile, Latour-à-Pomerol, and Vieux-Ch-Certan