Chateau Arnauton 1970 MAGNUM - Fronsac
The AOC Fronsac, located west of Libourne, is bordered by two rivers, the Dordogne and Isle and covers no less than seven cities: La Rivière Saint-Germain-de-la-Rivière Saint-Michel de-Fronsac, Saint Aignan, Saillans and Galgon. The appellation covers 850 hectares and produces only red wines (about 44 000 hl / year). The climate of Fronsac is the same as the Libourne. It is a climate for good ripeness (temperate oceanic). The clay-limestone soils consist of Fronsac molasses (mixture of clays and sandstones) are conducive to the production of red wines. Here is the Merlot grape which dominates the assemblies (85% of plantings). It often associated with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The mouth of Fronsac is balanced, structurally sound and rich. These wines are characterized by a tannic red fruit aromas and spice. Note that Fronsac wines are wines for aging.
|Bottle Size||1.5 L|
|Main grape||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Grapes||98% merlot, 2% cabernet- franc|
|When to drink||N/A|
An exceptional year. Following ideal weather conditions, the harvest was abundant and of exceptional quality. Tasty in their youth, most wines have aged beautifully. Rich, balanced and complex, wines are now delightfully aromatic. Being in the tradition of the great vintages of the postwar period (1961, 1982), 1970 represents a key vintage. Sweet wines are impressive wealth and pleasure.