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Domaine du Comte de Thun

The estate is located in the commune of Frauseilles in the Tarn department 80 kilometers north-east of Toulouse in Southwest France on the Cordais plateau in the north of the area Gaillac, In the historical landscape Gascogne high-quality wine was already produced here in the Middle Ages. In 1999, Count von Thun and Hohenstein acquired the somewhat dilapidated Château de Frausseilles, which had been mentioned for the first time in 1270, and had it renovated. The historic wine cellar was activated and a new cellar was added. Appellation wines AOC Gaillac were produced until the 2002 vintage. Then the indigenous varieties Braucol ( Fer ) and Duras cleared and after a soil analysis of the Italian oenologists Riccardo Cotarella decided to only cultivate international varieties. Since then, the wines have been under IGP Cotes du Tarn marketed.

Domaine du Comte de Thun

The vineyards cover 32 hectares of vines with the red varieties Cabernet Franc (Main variety with 23 ha), Cabernet Sauvignon. Pinot Noir. Syrah and Cot, as well as the white wine varieties Sémillon. Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are planted. The greatly reduced average earnings is 25 hl / ha. The grapes ferment under analytical and sensory Control in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks on the mash. The malolactic fermentation and the expansion takes place in new ones barriques from French oak. The wines then mature in barriques for at least 18 months and in bottle for another 12 months. The product range includes 100% unmixed Premium red wines "La Maze" (Merlot), "La Tarabelle" (Syrah) and "La Cabane" (Cabernet Franc), as well as cuvées as second and third wines and the sparkling wine "ICE" after the Méthode traditionnelle, The wines are made without filtration bottled. The winery is a member of the association "Vigneron Indépendant".

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