A terroir of exception
In the confluence of the Isle and the Dordogne , the great wine terroirs of Fronsac and Canon Fronsac rest on marvelous landscapes of plateaus and slopes. These complex soils are mainly limestone on the plateau, clay-limestone on the slopes and by minority clay and siliceous at the foot of the hills. Starfish limestone predominates on the butte and the plateaus. The molasse du Fronsadais (the Fronsac's molasse) is the print of the slopes and the valleys. Such characteristic of the terroirs is emphasized by the diversity of hilly landscape. Fronsac and its exceptional clay-limestone terroir gave the soil its own name: the molasse du Fronsadais , which is the pride of lots of great appellations, including the neighbouring ones of the Saint-Emilion region.