The irresistible charm of the vineyards

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    © ®PatrickPoupart

The irresistible charm of the vineyards toulouse fr

Around Toulouse, the vineyards of Midi-Pyrénées are laid out for you like so many sophisticated, secret and exotic gardens. Here, you'll have some totally new tasting experiences. And here, you'll come across some endearing and fascinating wine growers. The whole experience will be constantly enriched by the wealth of historical interest and remarkable places and countryside of our legion of vineyards. 
 
The South-West is a wine-producing region that has sixteen appellations of origin, using a lot of different grape varieties (do you know for example our Négrette and Loin de l’œil endemic vines ?). Red, white and rosé wines can be enjoyed as an aperitif, or served with regional specialities in Toulouse.
 
The Fronton vineyard lies at the edge of Toulouse. It mainly produces fine, elegant, contemporary red and rosé wines, based on a grape variety that is only grown here: "la Négrette" which offers unique Violet flavours! Fronton wine, with its fruity and supple aroma, goes well with all our regional products: confits, cassoulet, Toulouse sausage, cheeses… 
 
A little further away but no less popular, Cahors wine is one of the South-West’s greatest vintages. Rich in aromas and savours, it is sure to find a place at your table, served with all the region’s red meats or meats in sauce.Gaillac wine, grown some fifty kilometres from the pink city, is well-known among the people of Toulouse. Red or white, this refined, subtle and full-bodied wine will delight your taste buds. The estates stretch out over a large territory and the landscape is dotted with charming castles and numerous cellars.
 
From violet liqueur to the famous Armagnac! The most famous of all brandies, Armagnac, is produced at the heart of Gascony (1hr drive from Toulouse). Its ingredients and artisan production give it a unique taste. It is the perfect accompaniment to desserts, and is also drunk at the end of meals to aid the digestion. Less well-known, Toulouse Violet liqueur surprises the palate with its original taste. 
 
Discover the wines of the South-West : enjoy wine-tasting session, improve your knowledge with oenology lessons or take a behind-the-scenes look at the wine production process on a tour of our cellars and vineyards. 
 
www.toulouse-visit.com/Interested-in/Gastronomy/Savours-of-the-South-West/Wines-and-liqueurs-of-the-South-West

 
More information on a Toulouse oenological weekend :


http://bookholidays.toulouse-visit.com/en/packages 

www.france-sudouest.com (soon available in english)

 

 

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