Château Villars, Fronsac, 2008

  Château Villars

Contains Sulphites.

About Château Villars

Thierry Gaudrie is a larger than life character who, like his wines, displays sheer exuberance. Thierry believes that quality Fronsac can only be achieved with healthy vines so he runs his vineyard on organic principles. The Moulin Haut Villars is made from ideally located young vines, while Villars is the result of a strict selection of only the best barrels, the rest is sold in bulk to brokers.

Appellation: Fronsac

The low hills of Fronsac and Canon-Fronsac,close to the Gironde estuary, have been producing good wine since the early 17th century, even by the beginning of the 19th century, the wines of Fronsac were much more famous than those of Pomerol on the other side of Libourne.
Fronsac and Canon-Fronsac appellations are concentrated on high limestone dominated land, with Merlot and Cabernet Franc dominating the plantations. After years of under achieving, the last twenty years have seen a resurgence and some great value can be found here. The wines are at the same time show the sweet and velvety side of the right bank whilst betraying a firmer more Médoc style structure

Grape Blend: Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot | Cab. Franc | Petit Verdot

The full complement of permitted Bordeaux varieties (excluding the rarely used Carmenere & Malbec) and the classic left bank Bordeaux blend. The Cabernets and Merlots usually dominate the blend with small percentages of Petit Verdot blended in for colour, structure and complexity. Several producers outside of Bordeaux have tried to emulate this with a Bordeaux style blend of their own, a particularly successful example being Cain Cellars in the Napa Valley and their splendid Cain Five.