Fronton AOC-AOP

© Ouest-France


La Négrette, the flagship grape of the Fronton, and its aromas of violet and blackberry are the very embodiment of elegance and modernity. Violet is the flower of Toulouse, which confirms that Fronton is indeed the wine of Toulousains.

Négrette N (minimum 50%)

Accessory red grape varieties are Cabernet Franc N, Cabernet Sauvignon N, Cineast N, Cot N (Malbec), Fer Servadou N, Gamay N, Mérille N et Syrah N (less than 40%).

Fine, elegant and complex red wines. With aromas of red and black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry, raspberry) and flowers (violets, peonies). Soft tannins, finishing on notes of licorice and cardamom. Best after laying down 3 years.

Food and wine pairing:

Excellent on a prime rib or roast duck, served at a temperature of 16 ° C.

Lively, round, fresh and aromatic rosé wines, with floral aromas of red fruits, citrus fruits. Not to be kept, to be enjoyed in their youth.

Food and wine pairing:

Perfect as an aperitif or with slightly spicy dishes. Served at 8 ° C.


1975: Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC-AOP*)

Location: Haute-Garonne and Tarn-et-Garonne departments

Production area: 1 380 ha (3 411 acres)

Harvest: 70 000 hl (7 000 000 litres): 60% red and 40% rosé

Terroir: The vineyard extends over three river terraces on the left bank of the Tarn, which date from the Quarternaire: boulbènes (pebbles, sands and silts), rougets (clayey-silty) and gravels (gravel on the surface, deep clay).

Climate: In addition to significant sunshine is a regime of weak and irregular rains. Hot during the day, summer temperatures are refreshed at night by the oceanic influence. As for the autan wind, hot and dry, it is reputed for keeping vines healthy.

* Created by the EU in 1992, the AOP label (Appellation d’Origine Protégée) 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 PDO (Protected Designation of Origin).