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Vins d'Estaing

The appellation named after the homonymous community is located in the northeast of the region Southwest France in the department of Aveyron. The former VDQS division was classified as AOP in 2012. Viticulture dates back to the 9th century, the first vineyards were founded by the Benedictine monks created by Conques. The vineyards cover 20 hectares of vineyards in the municipalities Coubisou, Estaing and Sébrazac on south facing steep slopes with high slate in the river valley of the Lot. The white wines are made from Chenin Blanc, Mauzac and Rousselou (Muscadelle). The rosé and red wines are made from Mansois (Fer), Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Négrette de Banhars and Pinotous d'Estaing (Pinot Noir), as well as Abouriou, Castets, Duras, Jurançon, Mouyssaguès and Négrette. Very similar wines are in the northern adjoining area Vins d'Entraygues et du Fel produced.

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