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The appellation named after the town of the same name (until 1976 Côtes de Fronsac) is located in the region Bordeaux West of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, Until well into the 19th century, the wines from Fronsac were more important than those from the neighboring Pomerol, which dominates today. The vineyards cover around 1,000 hectares of vineyards in the municipalities of Fronsac, La Rivière, Saint-Germain-de-la-Rivière, Saint-Michel-de-Fronsac, Saint-Aignan, Saillans and parts of Galgon. Parts of the two municipalities Fronsac and Saint-Michel-de-Fronsac with a special soil have the right to be called Canon-Fronsac (or also Côtes de Canon-Fronsac).
The tannin-rich and long-lasting red wine is made from the grape varieties Merlot (Main variety with mostly at least 85%), Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec ( Cot ) blended. They are the typical grape varieties of the Rive droite (right bank). As in the Pomerol area, there are none here Grand Cru classification, Well-known wineries are Château Canon, Château Canon de Brem, Château Canon Moueix, Château Dalem, Château de Carles, Chateau Fontenil. Château de la Dauphine, Château La Grave, Château la Rivière, Château La Vieille Cure, Château La Villars, Château Mayne-Vieil, Château Moulin-Haut-Laroque and Château Villars.