Fronsac

Overshadowed by its right-bank neighbors, Fronsac produces fantastic Merlot blends that are age-worthy, with silky tannins and performs particularly well in warm vintages.


Fronsac has a wine making history going back to Roman times and is one of the few places in Bordeaux with steep slopes. Fronsac is often overlooked, but it can produce age-worthy, structured Merlot-based wines with plum, spice, and chocolate notes. As a cooler part of Bordeaux it does particularly well in warm vintages.

Fronsac Facts and Classification Information
  • Size: 1955 acres (791 ha)
  • Major Grapes: 78% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Established: 1937
  • Major soils: Limestone with some clay
  • 87 wineries
  • Canon-Fronsac is a separate appellation but is geographically within the Fronsac appellation.

Sources

Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux, the Châteaux, their wines and terroir, 2020

Wines of Fronsac

7 Wines from 5 Wineries


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Vignobles Coudert Château Castagnac Bottle Preview
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Château De La Dauphine Château de La Dauphine Bottle Preview
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Vignobles Hermouet CLOS DU ROY - RED FRONSAC Bottle Preview
Vignobles HermouetCLOS DU ROY - RED FRONSAC

Château De La Dauphine Delphis de La Dauphine Bottle Preview
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