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Fronsac AOP Département:
Fronsac AOP Communes of Production:
- La Rivière,
Fronsac AOP Styles and Encépagement:
- 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%
Fronsac AOP Assemblage:
Principal varieties must account for at least 50% of the blend.
Fronsac AOP Minimum Potential Alcohol:
Fronsac AOP Minimum Must Weight:
180 g/l (198 g/l for Merlot)
Fronsac AOP Maximum Residual Sugar:
Fronsac AOP Élevage:
Wines may not be released until September 1 of the year following the harvest
Fronsac AOP Minimum Planting Density:
5,000 vines per hectare
Fronsac AOP Maximum Yields (Rendement de Base):
Fronsac AOP Established:
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