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!