Fronsac


Appellation Fronsac is reserved for red still wine located east ( Purple ) within the Bordeaux wine area as seen in our Bordeaux wine glass. 

The geographical location of the controlled appellation of Fronsac is located on the right bank of the Dordogne, located northeast of the Gironde department.  The climate and temperate is moderate with favouring temperatures for the culture of vines.  

Red wines of this region, were initially recognised under the AOC Cotes Fronsac by the decree on March the 4th, 1937.   However, at the request of the wine trade union, it was later recognised on the 31st September 1976 AOC Fronsac.

The agricultural area of the town is largely devoted to the culture of wine and the production as vineyards remain family orientated with an average area of approximately of 6 hectares per Chateau.
The vineyards in 2009, covered 818 hectares with an average annual production of 40,000 hectolitres.

To comply with regulations, the vines must have a minimal planting density of 5,000 vines per hectare.  

wines come from the following grape varieties: Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Carmenere, Malbec and Petit Verdot.

Fronsac wines are the subject of a minimum ageing until the 15th August of the year following the harvest,  after this the wines are marketed to the consumer from the 1st of September of the year following the harvest.

The vineyards produce still red wines that present  powerful  aromas of red fruits and offer good strength and elegance and have excellent ageing potential.

The grape harvest, wine making and development also ageing of wines are guaranteed in the territory in the following municipalities in the Gironde department:

Fronsac, La Riviere, Saillans, Saint Aignan, Saint Germain de la Riviere, Saint Michel de Fronsac and part of the territory of the commune of Galgon.




  A style on the fruit and vivacity, to drink young for its freshness. Soil: feet of clayey slopes on limest...
  Manual harvest at full maturity, in boxes. Total scraping. Soil: clayey-limestone and clayey-gravelly plat...
  A style in fruit and lightness, to drink young for its gluttony. A permanent quest for expression of terro...
  Starting from a deep garnet color and a very open nose suggestive of jammy red fruits, the Fronsac terroir ...
Amédée Chassagnoux, Xavier's grandfather, current owner of the Chateau, could very well have been a winemaker ...
 
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