Fronton AOP
In the southwest of France, just north of Toulouse, Fronton AOP produces unique and powerful wines. 85% of production is red and just 15% is rosé, leaving no room for white wines. Their reds and rosés are mostly based on the region's signature variety- Negrette. Negrette boasts intense flavors of violets and licorice with a big tannic backbone. The grape is so important to the region that it must make up at least half of all vineyard plantings and 40% of wines. Syrah and other southwestern French grapes comprise the rest of the plantings.

Theses wines are mostly drunk in Toulouse and paired with cassoulet. Try a more contemporary take by pairing a Fronton wine with North African couscous stew with lamb sausage. (Wine/Appellations)