Château de Carles

Domain: Château de Carles

You might have already noticed that we have fallen head over heels for this little gem of the Fronsac appellation… This estate, which is often awarded excellent scores by none other than Robert Parker, produces well-rounded, sumptuous and elegant wines which are as delicious young as they are after having gained in depth with some years of aging.

Charlemagne built a fortress in the Fronsac region, overlooking the confluence of the Dordogne and the Isle, to survey the river traffic and the road leading to Bordeaux. Culminating at an altitude of 75 metres, it offers a magnificent view of Fronsac's rugged landscape. The wine production area is now slightly removed from the main thoroughfares, but has some beautiful churches and châteaux. Spread over six communes, which all have the right to the Fronsac appellation, the landscape is characterized its hilly terroir. Within the Fronsac AOC, two communes are entitled to the Canon-Fronsac appellation: Fronsac and Saint-Michel-de-Fronsac. The grape varieties planted in AOC Fronsac and Canon-Fronsac underwent a dramatic change in the 20th century. In 1900 the vines were mostly Malbec. Very sensitive to frost, this variety has now been largely replaced by Merlot. Château de Carles was built in the 15th century by the Carles family, which flourished between the 15th and 17th centuries. In the 17th century the château became popular with great thinkers and literary figures, and was frequented by writers such as Boétie, who was married to Marguerite de Carles, and Montaigne. In the 18th century, the property was acquired by Guillaume de Castaing who passed it on to his son, Antoine. His daughter Constance and her husband Stépahne Droulers have managed the château since 1983. The property is located in Saillans, on Fronsac's third hill, looking down over the vines, the Isle Valley and Libourne.

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Price List Château de Carles

Wine name Vintage Appelation Price

Haut Carles

2016

Fronsac 18 Price estimate statistics 2016

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2016

Fronsac 12 Price estimate statistics 2016

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2015

Fronsac 26 Price estimate statistics 2015

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2015

Fronsac 13 Price estimate statistics 2015

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2014

Fronsac 23 Price estimate statistics 2014

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2014

Fronsac 10 Price estimate statistics 2014

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2013

Fronsac 22 Price estimate statistics 2013

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2013

Fronsac 8 Price estimate statistics 2013

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2012

Fronsac 14 Price estimate statistics 2012

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2012

Fronsac 21 Price estimate statistics 2012

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2011

Fronsac 10 Price estimate statistics 2011

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2011

Fronsac 25 Price estimate statistics 2011

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2010

Fronsac 32 Price estimate statistics 2010

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2009

Fronsac 25 Price estimate statistics 2009

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2009

Fronsac 31 Price estimate statistics 2009

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2008

Fronsac 22 Price estimate statistics 2008

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2008

Fronsac 9 Price estimate statistics 2008

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2007

Fronsac 17 Price estimate statistics 2007

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2007

Fronsac 6 Price estimate statistics 2007

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2006

Fronsac 15 Price estimate statistics 2006

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2006

Fronsac 30 Price estimate statistics 2006

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2005

Fronsac 18 Price estimate statistics 2005

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2005

Fronsac 25 Price estimate statistics 2005

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2004

Fronsac 22 Price estimate statistics 2004

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2003

Fronsac 24 Price estimate statistics 2003

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2002

Fronsac 27 Price estimate statistics 2002

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2001

Fronsac 20 Price estimate statistics 2001

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2001

Fronsac 25 Price estimate statistics 2001

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2000

Fronsac 27 Price estimate statistics 2000

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1999

Fronsac 15 Price estimate statistics 1999

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1998

Fronsac 9 Price estimate statistics 1998

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1998

Fronsac 26 Price estimate statistics 1998

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1997

Fronsac 17 Price estimate statistics 1997

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1996

Fronsac 26 Price estimate statistics 1996

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1995

Fronsac 25 Price estimate statistics 1995

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1995

Fronsac 9 Price estimate statistics 1995

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1990

Fronsac 21 Price estimate statistics 1990

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1989

Fronsac 22 Price estimate statistics 1989

Château de Carles

1979

Fronsac 21 Price estimate statistics 1979
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