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Those who haven't visited Pomerol are often amazed that there is a diversity of terroir under this flat, featureless appellation. The differences are all underground, of course. This shot is taken in Pomerol's "golden triangle", an area that includes not only Vieux Chateau Certan, but Evangile, Cheval Blanc, Petrus and Figeac.
The first building in the shot is Vieux Château Certan itself. The next cluster of buildings and cars is Château l'Evangile and one can just make out the roof of the château, grey tiled, above assorted other structures. 'Round yet further and somewhere behind the tractor is Cheval-Blanc.
Note the flatness of the landscape and the herbage growing between the rows of vines. In another shot (which I will post in due course) I crumble a handful of the topsoil: a sort of light clay/sand mix.