Canon Fronsac opens with notes of ripe black fruits on the nose. Smooth, juicy and fresh attack where the tannins give a lovely structure to this wine. Fresh black fruits on the palate and interesting finish.
Bordeaux wine region in the southwest of France is home to more than 10000 producers giving a vast quantity of wine. The region is also known for its wide range of quality and diversity. Merlot thrives in more than 60% of the total vineyard in the area and gives some of the finest and most expensive wine in the world.
The soils on the Right Bank of Bordeaux are dominated by clay and limestone. The terroir and soil varies from château to château, the best vineyards have soils with limestone, clay, gravel, sand and iron deposits with some elevations, slopes and good drainage. Clay soils consists of very small particles from degraded limestone which have the ability to retain water and to allow the vines easily penetrate the soil, searching for nutrients. Merlot is the most important grape in the region, due to the clay rich terroir. Petrus is worldwide famous for its blue clay soils.