8 Things to Know About Fronsac

8 Things to Know About Fronsac

If you’ve ever perused the Bordeaux section of your local wine retailer, you may have noticed wine bottles like the ones labelled above. The name listed below the vintage year indicates the wine’s appellation or AOC. The AOC (appellation d’origine contrôlée) certification dates back to the early 1400′s and is granted to geographical regions that adhere to standards and quality for goods such as wine and cheese. Fronsac is an appellation of the Bordeaux wine region. This indicates wines that are exclusively grown and produced in AOC Fronsac.Show off your new-found wine knowledge with these fun facts about Fronsac:1. Fronsac is located on the right bank of Bordeaux, north east of the city. The two rivers that border Fronsac, the Isle and the Dordogne, protect …

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If you’ve ever perused the Bordeaux section of your local wine retailer, you may have noticed wine bottles like the ones labelled above. The name listed below the vintage year indicates the wine’s appellation or AOC. The AOC (appellation d’origine contrôlée) certification dates back to the early 1400′s and is granted to geographical regions that adhere to standards and quality for goods such as wine and cheese. Fronsac is an appellation of the Bordeaux wine region. This indicates wines that are exclusively grown and produced in AOC Fronsac.

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Show off your new-found wine knowledge with these fun facts about Fronsac:

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1. Fronsac is located on the right bank of Bordeaux, north east of the city. The two rivers that border Fronsac, the Isle and the Dordogne, protect the vineyards from spring frosts.

2. Fronsac produces only red wines. You won’t find any whites here.

3. Merlot is the dominant grape in Fronsac. It is often blended with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon; the typical Bordeaux Blend.

4. Fronsac’s terroir is a mixture of clay, limestone and sand.

5. The best Fronsac wines are grown on the limestone hill slopes found within the region.

6. Because of Fronsac’s unique landscape, it is sometimes referred to as “Bordeaux’s little Tuscany.”

7. Fronsac was the most appreciated wine at the French Court in Versailles thanks to its outstanding quality.

8. The wines of Fronsac are affordable and represent the best of Bordeaux’s value wines. They are generally less than $40 a bottle and many can be found even cheaper like Château Beauséjour 2010, listed below.

Château Beauséjour 2010 ($10-19): A robust, fresh red that pairs well with pork.

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