BORDEAUX ROSÉ wines are made throughout the BORDEAUX appellation, and must also conform to strict rules and regulations laid down by the Institut National d'Origine et de la Qualité.
The Union des Producteurs de Lugon has acquired a great deal of expertise in producing attractive rosé wines.
These have a deep colour and a nose of red fruit and grapefruit. They have a delicious flavour and are very popular.
FRONSAC AND CANON FRONSAC
Located near the confluence of the Dordogne and Isle rivers, the FRONSAC and CANON FRONSAC appellations are very hilly. The proximity of these rivers is conducive to a microclimate that reduces the risk of spring frost and keeps temperatures moderate in summer. This terroir is especially propitious to MERLOT, and enables this variety to reach perfect maturity in order to make complex, powerful wines. Located in the Libourne area, the FRONSAC appellation is generally considered a "satellite" of POMEROL and SAINT ÉMILION. The wines have an intense bouquet of red fruit and spice, as well as good concentration, structure, and balance on the palate. These full-bodied wines have a subtle flavour and, although they can be enjoyed young, also have fine ageing potential.
After a few years in bottle, FRONSAC retains its fine structure and develops tertiary aromas and overtones of curry, game, etc. Thanks to their structure, the wines of FRONSAC are a perfect accompaniment to meat in a sauce, especially game.
The Cave de LUGON is the largest producer of FRONSAC, with some 4,000 hectolitres a year from this prestigious appellation.