Sunday, September 11, 2016

Day 8 Continued-Afternoon Fronsac Wine Tasting

The Libourne wine region which includes Saint-Émilion, Pomerol, and Fronsac, is one of the major cradles of viticulture in the Bordeaux area, dating back to Gallo-Roman times. The first vines were planted in Fronsac two thousand years ago. In the 18th century the wines of Fronsac enjoyed the best reputation in the Libourne region, selling for higher prices than their neighbors in Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. Today, Fronsac includes several beautiful wine estates such as Château de La Rivière, Château La Dauphine, and Château Gaby.

Château de La Rivière

Our friends Scott and Rebecca Scherr!

the Don

the tasting room

the glasses with our first pour of rosé

the empty bottle of 2014 Le Rosé Château de La Rivière, $9

2014 Les Sources Château de La Rivière, $14 a Bordeaux blend

2006 Grand Vin De Château de La Rivière, $38, a Bordeaux blend 

Another beautiful day in the Bordeaux region!