Fronsac Wine


Fronsac is a good-sized appellation in Bordeaux, on the right bank of the Dordogne. The wines are dominated by Merlot, just as in nearby Pomerol and St-Emilion. The best of these are serious, ageworthy -- and bargains.

– Description from Kate Statton

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Macabeo

    Macabeo is Spain’s most widely planted grape. From there, it has made its way to southern France’s Roussillon region,...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Counoise

    Counoise is primarily known as one of the 13 varieties allowed in Chateaneuf du Pape. It adds to the aromatics of the...

Popular Wineries in Fronsac View all

  • Château La Vieille Cure

    With its twenty hectares in one single plot, Chateau La Vieille Cure already appears on a famous ...

  • Château Tessendey

    La Pointe, which owes its name to the topography of its vineyards (la pointe = the point), is loc...

  • Château Plain Point

    Gites Château Plain Point, are 3 independent cottages, situated on the property of Château Plain ...

  • Château de la Dauphine

    Chateau La Dauphine is a 35 ha estate in Fronsac producing an average of 150 000 bottles. It hous...

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  • Chateau la Vieille Croix Fronsac 2011


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • If in the States right now I'd definitely be buying off this list. Really ... Carles 1990 Fronsac   |  1 in stock  |  $39.99 Chasse Spleen 1985 Moulis   |  1 in stock  |  $99.99 Canon de Brem 2000 Canon Fronsac   |  2 in stock  |  $39.99 Canon 1998 Canon Fronsac   |  1 in stock  |  $24.99 Canon de Brem 1999 Canon Fronsac   |  1 in stock  |  $29... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?

  • Chateau de la Huste 2009


    Nice enough bordeaux. Dark red fruit, plum, prune, some tar and smoke. Medium tannins, moderate acidity and a short to medium finish. Not overly complex but fairly satisfying. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Chateau du Gaby 2010


    Very nice young merlot based Bordeaux. Deep purple color, loads of dark berries, smooth and fine tannins and nice lingering finish. No hint of mustiness that you can get from some merlot, just a nice bit of freshness and a good touch of acidity. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Chateau Hauchat la Rose 2005


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    Wine review by wl778899

  • Chateau Hauchat la Rose NV


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    Wine review by wl778899

  • Château de la Rivière Red Bordeaux Blend Fronsac 2007


    I'm not usually a merlot man and this Fronsac really hot the spot. A delightful surprise from a less documented Bordeaux appellation. The notes from the cab grapes really balancing out merlot's silky "hollowness." The Telegraph gave the winery itself a shout out in Read More

    Wine review by sfquixote

  • Not all Burgundy is horrendously expensive but there and then there is the ... ... I agree with the post about Fronsac.Fronsac is one of the cheaper [at least compared to St Emilion and Pomerol]appellations on the Right Ba Read More

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  • May we suggest some Argentine possibilities? Benegas Don Tiburcio 2009 is ... ... though, we'd consider a Fronsac. Chateau Les Trois Croix is reliably good and usually reasonable in price (though perhaps less so with restaurant markups) - a better value than most big-name Bordeaux.Salud!The Argovino Cr Read More

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  • Chateau du Gaby Canon-Fronsac 2001


    I bought this bottle of wine for ten pounds from a wine merchant in Sussex.Canon-Fronsac is an appellation from the area to the north-west of the town of Libourne on the right or east bank of the river Dordogne about 20 miles east of the city of Bordeaux.The old Chateau and the park and the 16 hectare vineyard go back to at least the mid 17th ce... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Chateau Arnauton 2009, when is a good time to drink it? Now or in a few years?

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