The Fronsac appellation is located at west of Libourne and surrounded by two rivers, the Dordogne river and Isle river. The appellation covers about eight square kilometers and produces only red wines. The climate of Fronsac is the same as that of the Libourne. It is a favorable climate for the good maturity of the grapes. Temperate of this appellation is oceanic.
The clay and limestone soils are suitable for production of great red wines. In Fronsac appellation, the merlot that dominates the blends of grape varieties (85% of the plantations). It is often associated with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The mouth of Fronsac is balanced, robust and rich.
These wines are distinguished by a tannic structure with aromas of red fruits and spices.
A part of important features of Fronsac appellation for red wines are as follows:
- Soil: Alluvial, rocky clay and limestone hillocks with deep chalky and calcareous layers.
- Taste: Complex and round, with good body and a lovely consistency.
- Wine color: red.
- Aromas: Powerful and distinguished, with notes of red berries, pepper, and spices.
- Aging potential: 5 – 12 years.
- Serving temperature: 15 to 17° C