Fronsac’s frighteningly good wine

Fronsac’s frighteningly good wine
Château de La Rivière in Fronsac, one of the highest appellations in the Bordeaux region Pic: Getty

Its troubled history and mysterious location make Bordeaux’s Fronsac an intriguing proposition

I was uneasy as my taxi approached the brooding castle, high in the dark forest. The driver left me several hundred yards from the castle down a meandering drive. I could see lights on the high turreted walls, but I remained in near darkness.

As a hard-working coward with an over active imagination, I felt I could hear something in the woods that surrounded me. I jogged to the castle entrance. There was a very modern...

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