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Chateau Baudare Rose, Fronton, France

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Wine Notes

Indicative blend: Predominantly Negrette with Syrah

Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
Concours des Grands Vins de France Macon 2009 Bronze


Grape Variety

Negrette is a black-skinned variety predominantly found in Fronton, southwestern France. It is a descendant of Mavro, an ancient variety from Cyprus, and legend has it that the vines were carried back from there to Gaillac by the Knights Templar. Over time, the variety spread to nearby Fronton, which today is its undeniable home.

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Region
  • Fronton is an appellation for rustic red and rosé wines from the area around Fronton, a town just north of Toulouse in south-western France. This is one of the country's oldest wine-growing areas; vineyards were first planted here by the Romans. It wasn't until the 18th Century, however, that the local wines gained any significant recognition. For centuries prior to this, wine from Fronton (and many other parts of the French south-west) was taxed heavily when it passed through the port of Bordeaux en route to foreign markets. This forced prices up, naturally reducing the wine's potential export market.

    Fronton wines are made predominantly from Negrette, a grape variety almost exclusive to this part of France and said t ...more

  • The South West (or 'Sud-Ouest') is a relatively large territorial zone of France, incorporating the administrative regions of Aquitaine, Limousin and Midi-Pyrenees. In terms of the French wine map, however, the Sud-Ouest region is a little less clear-cut, as it excludes Bordeaux – a wine region so prolific that it is effectively a zone...more


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