Lalande de Pomerol, located at the confluence of the Dordogne and Isle, is protected on the South-West by the famous "Tertre de Fronsac". The appellation covers 1100 hectares of vineyards and two main villages, Lalande-de-Pomerol and Néac. The types of soil in these areas are very different. Lalande de Pomerol has gravelly soils while the Néac plateau is higher and sandier. Merlot is the customary basis of the appellation and produces round and fine wines while Cabernet Franc brings tannic structure and a large variety of aromas to the cuvée. Cabernet Sauvignon is not as common, but offers silky wines with a great aging potential.