The Canon Fronsac appellation is an appellation for red wines. This appellation produces wines in a small area in the east of the Bordeaux city, Right-Bank wine region. It is also north-west of the Libourne city near Pomerol and Saint Émilion. Canon Fronsac appellation is one of the most interesting Bordeaux appellations.
The wines offer an affordable, early-drinking alternative to the more expensive wines found in the region.
As its standard for Right-Bank Bordeaux red wines, they are made from Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec grapes. Cabernet Sauvignon may also be included in Canon-Fronsac blends. Canon Fronsac wine region is a lovely area of hills along the Dordogne and l’Isle rivers, west of Saint Émilion, as well.
Until the 19th centuries, Canon 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.
A part of important features of Canon Fronsac appellation for red wines are as follows:
- Soil: Clay and limestone.
- Taste: Generous, opulent, with consistency and depth, a long, intense, and velvety finish.
- Wine color: red.
- Aromas: Concentrated aroma with raspberry, strawberry, and currant notes that, with time, evolve into prune, leather, and mocha.
- Aging potential: 3 – 12 years.
- Serving temperature: 15 to 17° C