Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Wine of the Week - Château Mazeris Canon Fronsac

Canon Fronsac, a tiny AOC in Bordeaux, has for many years been an insider's secret due to its close proximity to Pomerol and Saint Emilion. Recently however, this wine region has received increasing recognition for its incredible quality. The Château Mazeris Canon Fronsac, a right bank-style blend of Merlot (85%) and Cabernet Franc (15%), is saturated with cassis and cherry flavor, with firm peppery tannins in the end. This classic Bordeaux is served best with lamb, wild game, or roast beef. 

Situated 40 kilometers northeast of the city of Bordeaux and just 5 km northwest of Libourne and the prestigious AOCs of Pomerol and Saint Emilion, Château Mazeris is a 350-year-old winemaking estate producing right bank-styled Merlot of distinction and great drinkability. Built in 1769, the estate was bequeathed as part of the dowry of Jeanne-Modeste Couvrat to Jean-Baptiste de Cournuaud upon their marriage in 1805. Since then, Château Mazeris has produced wine in the hands of 9 successive generations of de Cournuauds. Château Mazeris’ eponymous first label is crafted of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc from chalk soils. Château Lafond, their second label, is a blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc from clay and limestone soils.

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