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Right Bank Bordeaux for the Holidays

Just in time for the holidays we snagged a few cases of Bordeaux wine at a price that makes it easy to keep everyone’s glass filled.

2008 Château Tour du Moulin Fronsac
Price: $100/6 Pack SOLD OUT

The Fronsac AOC is one of Bordeaux’s lesser known winemaking regions. This is an area of back-country roads and tiny vineyards a stone’s throw from the celebrated AOCs of Pomerol and Saint-Émilion. The Merlot grape is natural here. In the right hands, wines made in Fronsac can be as good as many of the wines from its big-name neighbors, and less expensive too.

A trained oenologist and graduate from the university of Bordeaux, Vincent Dupuch took ownership of the château in 1987. He immediately began revitalizing the property and expanded the vineyard holdings to 17 sustainably managed acres. The average vine age is 30 years. The wine is a blend of around 80% Merlot with the rest Cabernet Franc and a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s perfectly ready to drink with a balanced mix of berry and earth flavors that will bring cheer to any holiday feast.

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Posted on 2014.12.09 in Bordeaux, France, Special Selections

 

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