Fronsac Wine Region Guide

Discover Bordeaux's Hidden Gem: Fronsac & Canon-Fronsac - Where Exquisite Value Meets Unrivaled Quality


Last updated: June 10, 2024


Fronsac and Canon Fronsac- a single zone – for all intents and purposes – represent Bordeaux at its most underrated. Situated to the west of Saint-Emilion, these Merlot-dominated red wines are among the best value in France: rich, voluptuous, and finely structured. When tasted blind, they can fool critics into believing that a particularly expensive Pomerol is being served, revealing a seductive bouquet of blackberry, damson, and mocha.

Yet, with a few notable exceptions, Fronsac and Canon-Fronsac are rarely expensive. To the naysayers who deride Bordeaux as an epicenter of overpriced wine, we invite you to explore the picturesque vineyards of Libourne.


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