Lavilledieu IGP


These were the knights of the order of Saint-Jean-de-Jerusalem (or Templars) who built La Ville-Dieu-du-Temple (or Sacred City of the Temple); and with them, thanks to them, the vines took root.

Cabernet Franc N, Gamay N, Négrette N, Syrah N (Shiraz), and Tannat N (minimum 10% of each)

Accessory red grape varieties are Fer Servadou N et Milgranet N.

Supple, velvety, easy to drink red wines with notes of red fruits, even those of very ripe fruits. Can be kept 3 to 4 years.

Food and wine pairing:

Quite simply, excellent on cold cuts, “charcuterie”. Drink at a temperature of 16 ° C.

Lively, fruity and round rosé wines, soft and refreshing finish with notes of tart red berries, very seductive.

Food and wine pairing:

Very good wines as an aperitif. Served at a temperature of 8 ° C.


2011: Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC-AOP*)

Location: Tarn-et-Garonne department

Production area: 10 ha (25 acres)

Harvest: 450 hl (45 000 litres): 80% red, 20% rosé

Terroir: This vineyard is located between Montauban and Castelsarrasin on the terraces at the confluence of the Tarn and the Garonne rivers. The soils are developed on old alluvium transported by the Tarn and Aveyron rivers from the Massif Central. These are acidic soils where silt, more or less coarse sands and clays are mixed.

Climate: Sometimes continental, sometimes Mediterranean, with a dominant oceanic influence.


2011: Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC-AOP*)

Location: Lot-et-Garonne department

Production area: 800 ha (1 977 acres)

Harvest: 45 000 hl (4 500 000 litres): 70% red, 27% rosé and 3%

Terroir: Clay-limestone molasses on the slopes of the right bank of the Garonne, and terraces of alluvium and boulbènes on the gravelly slopes of the left bank.

Climate: Oceanic type, wet in spring and mild in winter. However, it is more Mediterranean in summer with dry heat and lots of sunshine. The autan wind, a hot and dry wind, influences the progression of the vineyard throughout the vegetative cycle.

* 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).