First planted with vines by the Romans, Fronton is one of the oldest wine regions in France. It is about 35km north
of Toulouse, pretty much equidistant from the Atlantic and Mediterranean, and its climate and grape growing traditions
are influenced by both. Cabernet Franc reflects the Atlantic side and Syrah the Mediterranean, but Negrette is the unique
grape that defines Fronton. Negrette is grown almost exclusively in Fronton and it must be at least 50% of the blend.
Chateau Laurou’s Fronton ‘Tradition’ is 55% Negrette, 35% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Franc. Despite its overall freshness
and delicacy, there is a darkness, depth and complexity to this wine. Aromas and flavors of diverse berries, red plums,
spices and violets are accompanied by the grip of satin textured tannin and lively acidity. Try this with a white bean,
chard and cheese casserole, or pork shank braised in wine.