Landscape Libournais region
Saint-Émilion village
Landscape Côtes de Castillon region
Landscape AOC Margaux region
Landscape Entre-Deux-Mers
Landscape Entre-Deux-Mers
Côteaux Entre-Deux-Mers
Château AOC Côtes de Francs
Château AOC Pessac-Léognan
Fronsac and Canon-Fronsac A.O.C.
This hill was a fortress at the time of Charlemagne, then it became a duchy under Henri IV, later the Duke of Richelieu turned it into an Italian folly where he gave elegant receptions which made the local wine famous.
aoc fronsac
Situated on the banks of the Dordogne and of the Isle, Fronsac enjoys a soil made of recent alluvia, or a mixture of clay and limestone or clay and sand on the slopes and the top of the hills, while the subsoil is clay or clay and limestone.
in the bordeaux vineyard

Côtes wines are full-bodied and have “mache” (chewy tannins); they are plump with a pleasantly marrowy, fatty mouth, and they have a bright red or deep ruby hue. The colour is a sign of limestone and it may turn the hue of topaz when ageing. Their nose is elegant, generous and powerful, with an aroma of red fruit, plus a note of pepper, spices and sometimes truffle.

Wine conservation : it is necessary to let the tannins develop from 4 to 8 years according to the vintages, even 10 years for some Canon-Fronsac.

Area :
1,150 ha of wich 300 ha Canon-Fronsac

Average yearly production :
8 million bottles
of wich 2 million Canon-Fronsac
Perfect accompaniments

Roasted meat, confits, poultry,
excellent with game