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Fronsac wine region is a lovely area of hills along the Dordogne and l'Isle rivers, west of Saint Émilion.

Until the 19th centuries, Fronsac wine was one of the most popular in the region. Merlot is the most important grape giving to the wine body and richness although the wine keeps a strong personality.

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Fronsac wine information :

Appellation: Appellation Fronsac Controlée
Appellation Canon-Fronsac Controlée (from Fronsac and Saint Michel de Fronsac villages only)
Location: Hills along Dordogne and l'Isle rivers
Places: Fronsac, St Michel de Fronsac, Saillans, etc
Soil: Clay / Limestone
Size: 1,200 ha (3,000 acres)
Production: 6 million bottles
Canon-Fronsac: 2 million bottles
Grapes in Fronsac: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec,
Type of wine: Strong red wine
Powerful bouquet
Age: 2 to10 years
2005, 2003, 2000, 1998

Red fruits

Fronsac Wine and Food: Grilled red meat
Feathered game
Rabbit in mustard sauce
White meat
Pears with wine

Fronsac Wine and Cheese:



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