Pope Urban II (Latin: Urbanus II; c. 1042 – 29 July 1099), born Odo of Châtillon or Otho de Lagery, was Pope from 12 March 1088 to his death in 1099. He is best known for initiating the First Crusade (1096–99) and setting up the modern-day Roman Curia in the manner of a royal ecclesiastical court to help run the Church.
Pope Urban II was born Odo of Lagery in the Champagne region. He called the first Crusade at the Council of Clermont (Clermont-Ferrard), which is in the Auvergne. Two less-well known AOC from here are the Côtes d’Auvergne and Saint Pourçain. Try their lovely, bright, fresh, reds.