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Comté Tolosan

One of the six major regional IGP areas for the production of country wines in France, The other five are Atlantique. Comtés Rhodania. Méditerranée. Pays d'Oc and Val de Loire, It lies in the south-west and comprises the 12 departments of Ariège, Aveyron, Cantal, Gers, Haute-Garonne, Hautes-Pyrénées, Landes, Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Tarn and Tarn-et-Garonne. The "County of Toulouse", which existed until 1271, was a feudal territory and included part of it. The area is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Spain in the south, Languedoc-Roussillon in the east and Bordeaux in the North. The narrower geographical names Bigorre, Cantal, Coteaux et Terrasses de Montauban, Haute-Garonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques and Tarn-et-Garonne can be added to the name Comté Tolosan. Other independent IGP areas are Aveyron, Cotes de Gascogne. Cotes du Tarn, Gers and lavilledieu, The AOC area is also located here Armagnac,

Vineyards in the IGP area Comté Tolosan - Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Most of the vineyards are located in the center along the Garonne, There is a relatively humid, maritime climate in the west and a Mediterranean climate in the east climate with dry and hot summers. On the left bank of the Garonne mainly white wines are produced, on the right bank of the Garonne mainly red and rose wines. The main red wine varieties are Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon. Cot. Duras. Gamay. Tannat. Merlot and Négrette, The main types of white wine are Chardonnay. Chenin BlancColombard. Len de l'El. Gros Manseng. Petit Manseng. Mauzac Blanc. Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc, Well-known producers are Cave de Crouseilles, Domaine de Baudare, Labastide-de-Levis, Producteurs Plaimont and Ribonnet.

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