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Fronton

AOC area in the winegrowing region Southwest France immediately west of the AOC area Gaillac, The name replaced the designation "Côtes du Frontonnais" from the year 2005 onwards. In the first classification in 1975, the two former VDQS divisions Villaudric and Fronton were merged. It is a very old wine-growing region, the first vines were planted by the Romans. It was once owned by the Knights of the Order of St. John, founded around 1050. At the siege of Montauban, the capital of the Tarn-et-Garonne department and then Huguenot headquarters, King Louis XIII. (1601-1643) and his minister cardinal Richelieu (1585-1642) here extensive wine tasting before.

The terraced Vineyards cover 2,300 hectares of vineyards in municipalities of the Haute-Garonne and Tarnet-Garonne on the left bank of the Tarn. Rosé wines and 2/3 of them are also called "Beaujolais of Toulouse". These are made up of at least 50 to a maximum of 70% of the main variety Négrette, as well as the varieties Syrah. Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon. Fer Servadou. Gamay. Cinsault and Mauzac Noir blended. Well known producers of the area are Château Baudare, Château Bellevue la Forêt, Château Boujac, Château Bouissel, Château Cahuzac, Château Coutinel, Château Flotis, Domaines de Gaze, Domaine Joliet, Château Marguerite, Domaine du Roc, Château Plaisance and Château St-Guilhem.

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