Appellation Canon Fronsac is reserved for red still wine located east ( Purple ) within the Bordeaux wine area as seen in our Bordeaux wine glass.
Canon Fronsac is situated on the right bank of the Dordogne River.
The geographical area of the appellation allows the benefiting from an oceanic climate. In recent decades the agricultural area of the appellation is devoted to monoculture of the vine. The Production remains mostly family operated, with about fifty properties/producers coverng approximately 270 hectares with the average annual production of 11,000 hectoliters of red wines.
To comply with regulations, the vines have a minimum planting density of 5,000 vines per hectare and are made from the following grape varieties. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenere, Malbec and Petit Verdot.
The powerful nose concentrated with notes of raspberry are generous and consistent in depth. Blended predominantly with the Merlot grape variety, Canon Fronsac wines are elegant and rich that are dark ruby in colour offering a velvety long finish with great ageing potential. Wine makers who are producing red still wines from the appellation Canon Fronsac are devoted too and constantly seeking to develop their expression through their wines.
Wines are subject to a rearing at least until the 15th August of the year following the harvest. After the ageing process the wines are made available to the consumer as from the 1st September of the year following the harvest.
The grape harvest and wine making is insured in the territory of the following communes of the Gironde:
Fronsac and Saint Michel de Fronsac.