IGP area in the northern half of the Tarn in Southwest France, It corresponds in terms of area to the AOC area Gaillac and additional area south to the river Agout. Côtes du Tarn is part of the huge regional IGP area Comté Tolosan, The vineyards cover 5,000 hectares of vineyards on limestone soils mainly along and around the river Tarn in a total of 116 communities. The two municipalities of Cabanès and Cunac may add their name to the name. In this area between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean maritime prevails climate with mild rainy winters and dry, hot summers.
To about 60% red wines, 30% white wines and 10% rosé wines are produced. A specialty is the "Vin de raisins surmûris", defined as a separate type of wine, made from overripe, dried grapes. The most important red wines are Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon. Duras. Fer Servadou. Gamay. Merlot. Syrah, Carignan Noir ( mazuelo ) Cinsault. Gamay, Chaudenay ( Chardonnay ) Gamay Teinturier de Bouze. Jurançon Noir. Merille, Portugais Bleu ( Blue Portuguese ) Prunelard and Marselan, The most important white wines 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 include Cave de Técou, Cave Gaillac, Labastide-de-Lévis Cave, Château Clement Termes, Domaine D'en Ségur, Domaine du Comte de Thun and Stephane Lucas.