is a red wine from the Bordeaux wine region. The Canon-Fronsac hillside is the geological extension to the southwest of the great Saint-Emilion hillside, home to the appellation's most prestigious wines. In an area where the Dordogne and the Isle rivers meet, the Canon-Fronsac AOC produces very attractive wines with flesh, body and a robust, virile character. The Canon-Fronsac appellation was recognised by a decree of 1 July, 1939.
Fronsac and Canon-Fronsac make up an old wine producing area formed of small valleys. Located in an area where the Dordogne and Isle rivers meet, water is omnipresent. This contributes to the creation of a microclimate which reduces the risk of night-time frosts in spring and tempers the heat in summer. The vineyards producing Canon-Fronsac wines grow on very sunny hillside slopes. The soils are fairly diverse: alluvial at the bottom of the slope and clay-limestone as you move up the hills. Asteriated (fossil-rich) limestone breaks through in some areas. The substrate is made up of "Fronsac molasses”, a mixture of clays and sandstone. The well-drained land allows the various grape varieties to thrive and reach perfect maturity.
A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, Canon-Fronsac wines are elegant and meaty with a complex personality. With a beautiful ruby red tone, Canon-Fronsac wines are intense and distinguished on the nose, releasing aromas of red fruit, pepper and even spice box. On the palate, they show lovely body and consistency. Well-built, with firm (but never aggressive) tannin, Canon-Fronsac wines have excellent ageing potential. Their character can be particularly appreciated in the wines from Château Moulin Pey-Labrie and Chateau Haut-Ballet.
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