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Vins d'Estaing

The appellation, named after the municipality of the same name, is located in the northeast of the region Southwest France in the Aveyron department. The former VDQS area was classified as AOP in 2012. The viniculture goes back to the 9th century, the first vineyards were from the Benedictine monks created by Conques. The vineyards cover 20 hectares of vineyards in the municipalities of Coubisou, Estaing and Sébrazac on south-facing steep slopes with a high proportion of 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 found in the area to the north Vins d'Entraygues et du Fel produced.

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