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Fronsac AOP
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  1. Fronsac AOP Département:
    Gironde
  2. Fronsac AOP Communes of Production:
    • Fronsac,
    • Galgon,
    • La Rivière,
    • Saillans,
    • Saint-Aignan,
    • Saint-Germain-de-la-Rivière,
    • Saint-Michel-de-Fronsac
  3. Fronsac AOP Styles and Encépagement:
    Rouge:

    • Principal Varieties: Min. 80% combined Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot
    • Accessory Varieties: Cot (Malbec), max. 10% Petit Verdot, max. 10% Carmenère
    • Until 2015, the combined minimum encépagement for Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot may only be 70%
  4. Fronsac AOP Assemblage:
    Principal varieties must account for at least 50% of the blend.
  5. Fronsac AOP Minimum Potential Alcohol:
    11%
  6. Fronsac AOP Minimum Must Weight:
    180 g/l (198 g/l for Merlot)
  7. Fronsac AOP Maximum Residual Sugar:
    3 g/l
  8. Fronsac AOP Élevage:
    Wines may not be released until September 1 of the year following the harvest
  9. Fronsac AOP Minimum Planting Density:
    5,000 vines per hectare
  10. Fronsac AOP Maximum Yields (Rendement de Base):
    53 hl/ha
  11. Fronsac AOP Established:
    1937

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