Fronsac

Fronsac

Fronsac is a wonderful appellation lying to the north of Pomerol.  From its high slopes and rolling lands, one can look down on the flat terrain of Pomerol and believe that the terroir is superior here.   There is some truth to this as the wines are of very high standard: ripe, rich and fruity with good tannin and an aptitude to age, these are wines that can also be enjoyed when young. They are also substantially cheaper than the wines from St. Emilion and Pomerol, although in the 18th century the reverse was true. 

Fronsac enjoys a rich history.  The Romans lived and traded here and created the famous Gaul market alongside an impressive altar.   Charlemagne, the Vikings and Cardinal Richelieu all played a part in Fronsac’s history.  Today there are officially two appellations Fronsac and Canon Fronsac, although some producers just use the simpler name.  Canon Fronsac tends to have more sand and gravel in its soil than the clay and limestone of Fronsac.  Both appellations benefit from the effect of the Dordogne River, which they face.  

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  1. Deze fles is 0.375l
    Château de Carles
    Fronsac
    0.375l Red
    €7.19 €5.94
    A lovely wine from Fronsac with good ambitions: Medium red colour; pleasant, fresh red fruit on the nose; attractive taste of spice, sweet, vanilla, liquorice, and ripe, plummy fruit. An attractive, round and generous wine with a good sweet long finish.
  2. Deze fles is 0.375l
    Château de Carles
    Fronsac
    0.375l Red
    €7.54 €6.23
    Een wijn met een uitstekende verhouding prijs/kwaliteit in deze jaargang. Wij verkiezen deze de Carles 2015 boven de Haut-Carles, die rijker is en meer extractie heeft. Het is een fraaie wijn met aroma's van wild, herfstfruit, een mooie zuiverheid en fraîcheur - typisch voor organische wijnen - veel kruidigheid en levendigheid. De wijn is reeds heerlijk om nu te drinken en zal zeker nog 10 jaar kunnen bewaard worden.
  3. Deze fles is 0.75l
    Château de Carles
    Fronsac
    0.75l Red
    Primeur
    €12.50 €10.33
    This is a vintage which suits de Carles and its later ripening vineyards. Very dark with crimson notes, quite rich and powerful in the nose, dark autumn fruits and a touch of cedar, lots of thick, creamy texture and then sweetness from the ripe fruit and oak barrels. Lots of character and flavour reaching right through to the finish.
  4. Deze fles is 0.75l
    Château de Carles
    Fronsac
    0.75l Red
    €13.15 €10.87
    A lovely wine from Fronsac with good ambitions: Medium red colour; pleasant, fresh red fruit on the nose; attractive taste of spice, sweet, vanilla, liquorice, and ripe, plummy fruit. An attractive, round and generous wine with a good sweet long finish.
  5. Deze fles is 0.75l
    Château de Carles
    Fronsac
    0.75l Red
    €13.85 €11.45
    One of the best values of the vintage, we prefer the de Carles 2015 to the richer, more extracted Haut-Carles. This is a lovely wine with rather wild, autumn fruit flavours, lovely purity and freshness typical of an organic wine, good spiciness and lots of life. Delicious already, this should keep well for a decade.
  6. Deze fles is 1.5l
    Château de Carles
    Fronsac
    1.5l Red
    €28.36 €23.44
    A lovely wine from Fronsac with good ambitions: Medium red colour; pleasant, fresh red fruit on the nose; attractive taste of spice, sweet, vanilla, liquorice, and ripe, plummy fruit. An attractive, round and generous wine with a good sweet long finish.
  7. Deze fles is 1.5l
    Château de Carles
    Fronsac
    1.5l Red
    €29.77 €24.60
    One of the best values of the vintage, we prefer the de Carles 2015 to the richer, more extracted Haut-Carles. This is a lovely wine with rather wild, autumn fruit flavours, lovely purity and freshness typical of an organic wine, good spiciness and lots of life. Delicious already, this should keep well for a decade.
  8. Deze fles is 3l
    Château de Carles
    Fronsac
    3l Red
    €76.81 €63.48
    A lovely wine from Fronsac with good ambitions: Medium red colour; pleasant, fresh red fruit on the nose; attractive taste of spice, sweet, vanilla, liquorice, and ripe, plummy fruit. An attractive, round and generous wine with a good sweet long finish.
  9. Deze fles is 3l
    Château de Carles
    Fronsac
    3l Red
    €79.62 €65.80
    One of the best values of the vintage, we prefer the de Carles 2015 to the richer, more extracted Haut-Carles. This is a lovely wine with rather wild, autumn fruit flavours, lovely purity and freshness typical of an organic wine, good spiciness and lots of life. Delicious already, this should keep well for a decade.
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