Comté Tolosan IGP


It is one of the 5 regional IGPs in France. It encompasses 12 departments and brings together under its banner a wide diversity of terroirs and grape varieties. Its wines are more often white on the left bank of the Garonne river and red and rosé on the right bank.

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cot (Malbec), Duras, Gamay, Merlot, Négrette, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Tannat, and many more

Chardonnay, Chenin, Colombard, Len de l’El (Loin de l’Oeil), Gros et Petit Manseng, Mauzac, Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Ugni Blanc…

Red wines are light, round, harmonious and easy to drink. To the nose and on the palate, fruity aromas.

Food and wine pairing:

Combined with meats and cheeses, the ideal serving temperature is 16 to 18°.

Rosé wines are delicious and lively, with fruity and spicy aromas associated with freshness.

Food and wine pairing:

With grilled meats, salads or fruit based desserts. To be consumed in the year following the harvest.

White wines have remarkable and complex aromatic power, with floral and fruity aromas.

Sparkling wines offer a aromatic finesse with good acidity, giving freshness in the mouth.

Food and wine pairing:

Both are perfect as an aperitif or with fish, the ideal serving temperature is 8 °.


1982: Indication Géographique Protégée (IGP*)

Location: Ariège, Aveyron, Haute-Garonne, Cantal, Gers, Hautes-Pyrénées, Landes, Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Tarn, and Tarn-et-Garonne departments

Production area: 1 450 ha (3 583 acres)

Harvest: 165 000 hl (16 500 000 litres), 55% red, 30% rosé, 15% white

Terroir: Appellation located in the southwestern basin, bordered by the mountain ranges of the Pyrenees to the south, the Massif Central to the north and east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.
It brings together the Adour watershed as well as the upper Garonne basin.
The majority of the vineyard is installed on the tertiary sedimentary grounds of the Aquitaine basin and on the old allluvium of the Quaternary terraces.

Climate: Temperate oceanic type, characterized by mild and rainy winters and cool and relatively humid summers (western sector).
This oceanic influence, although still dominant, gradually fades to the east where the Mediterranean influence with hotter and drier summers is felt, and towards the mountainous foothills with more severe continental winter temperatures.

* Created by the EU in 1992, the IGP label designates products that have been produced, processed and developed in a specific geographical area, using the recognized know-how of local producers and ingredients from that region. The English equivalent is PGI (Protected Geographical Indication).