IGP area in the northern half of the Tarn department in Southwest France, In terms of area, it corresponds to the AOC area Gaillac and additional area south to the Agout River. Côtes du Tarn is part of the huge regional IGP area Comté Tolosan, The vineyards cover 5,000 hectares of vines on limestone soils mainly along and around the Tarn River in 116 municipalities. The two municipalities Cabanès and Cunac can add their names to the name. In this area between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean there is maritime climate with mild rainy winters and dry, hot summers.
Around 60% red wines, 30% white wines and 10% rose wines are produced. A specialty is the "Vin de raisins surmûris", defined as a separate type of wine, made from overripe, dried grapes. The main types of red wine are Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon. Duras. Fer Servadou. Gamay. Merlot. Syrah, Carignan Noir ( mazuelo ) Cinsault. Gamay, Chaudenay ( Chardonnay ) Gamay complexion de Bouze. Jurançon Noir. Merille, Portugais Bleu ( Blue Portuguese ) Prunelard and Marselan, The main types of white wine are Len de l'El. Mauzac Blanc. Mauzac Rose. Muscadelle. Ondenc. Sauvignon Blanc. Sémillon, Ugni Blanc ( Trebbiano Toscano ) Chardonnay. Chasan and Colombard, Well-known producers are Cave de Técou, Cave Gaillac, Cave Labastide-de-Lévis, Château Clement Termes, Domaine D'en Ségur, Domaine du Comte de Thun and Stephane Lucas.