Ch. Dauphine, Fronsac
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Organic

Ch. Dauphine, Fronsac - 2018

Item # 44057 750mL
$26.96/ Single Bottle
$323.52 $242.64/ Case of 12
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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

Fronsac is located in the eastern part of Bordeaux and is an appellation for wines based on Merlot. This comes from vines planted on clay, limestone and silt soils. The fruit was destemmed, pressed and fermented in steel tanks. After, the wine aged in French oak barrels (25% of which were new) for a year before bottling.


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Staff Pick Notes

La Dauphine vines are planted in the Fronsac appellation, where Merlot is the predominant grape. This wine delivers classic Merlot aromas and flavors: on the nose you can notice dark fruits and spices. On the palate in addition to these flavors you will enjoy fruit cake and licorice notes. Smooth tannins are very well integrated with a bright acidity. A pleasant long finish completes the experience. The vineyards are treated with organic and biodynamic practices without the use of pesticides and chemicals. An affordable delicious wine, with a lot of layers and, at the same time a lovely freshness.

- AFR

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