By Thierry Desseauve with Louis-Victor Charvet
Château Canon Pécresse is now a nugget with polished shapes and a brilliant shine, within an unjustly misunderstood Canon-Fronsac appellation.
Still very little known, the AOC Canon-Fronsac is nevertheless a pearl of the Bordeaux right bank. The small appellation stretches over the limestone mound that formed at the confluence of two rivers, the Isle and the Dordogne. Situated on four and a half hectares on a terrace overlooking the latter, Château Canon Pécresse benefits from a terroir – limestone on a clay base – and a south-facing exposure that are absolutely unique.
Canon Pécresse has belonged since the post-war years to a family of Corrèze merchants who, over the generations, have flourished in other activities.