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Fronton wine appellation
Wine appellation

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

The Fronton wine appellation in south west France to the north of Toulouse and to the south of Montauban was formerly called Cotes du Frontonnais but has recently been changed to the shorter title.
The vines are tended on terraces that lie between the rivers Tarn and Garonne.
The appellation covers red and rose wines. The main grape variety used in this appellation is the dark-red, spicy Negrette which must comprise more than 50% of the area planted and less than 70%. It is supported by a wide range of other varieties including Gamay, Merille, Cinsaut, Mauzac, Malbec, Fer, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Try the Château Baudare Fronton made by emerging winemaker David Vigouroux.
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