Available in wine cellars in the region and in supermarkets.
Located where the Isle and Dordogne Fronsac and its vineyards converge, this area has a rich history. At the tip of the appellation, the mound of Fronsac offers an exceptional view over the two rivers still benefiting from a privileged position. It was in Fronsac that the concept of ‘cru’ appeared for the first time in the Libourne area, and therefore the concept of the château. The Fronsac and Canon Fronsac appellations benefit from large terroirs of clay-limestone soils. The mound and plateaux are predominantly made up of asteria limestone soil.
Set amid a particularly rugged landscape for the region, this ‘little Tuscany in Bordeaux’ covers an area of 1,100 hectares. Merlot, the predominant grape variety in Libourne (Saint-Emilion-Pomerol-Fronsac) represents 80% of the grape varieties grown, alongside Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
There are 110 vineyard owners in the Fronsac A.O.C and 50 owners in the Canon Fronsac A.O.C. The average château has less than 10 hectares of land and production reaches 600,000 cases per year. Here, each wine represents the very soul of its owner and private label, expressing their passion for their land and their wine.
Carrying the strength of this exceptional terroir, Fronsac and Canon Fronsac wines have a wonderful clear ruby red appearance. Combining finesse with a lively character, aromas are predominantly of red berries and fruits of the forest, enriched with spicy hints and even notes of truffle. These distinguished wines have blended rich and elegant structured tannins. These wines for ageing just gets better over time with all the distinction they gain from this impressive terroir.