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The winery is located in the commune of Frauseilles in the department of Tarn, 80 kilometres northeast of Toulouse in southwest France on the Cordais plateau in the north of the Gaillac area. In the historical landscape of Gascony, high-quality wine was already produced here in the Middle Ages. In 1999, Count of Thun and Hohenstein acquired the somewhat dilapidated Château de Frausseilles, first mentioned in 1270, and had it renovated. The historic wine cellar was activated and a new cellar was added. Appellation wines AOC Gaillac were produced until the 2002 vintage. Then the autochthonous varieties Braucol(Fer) and Duras were cleared and after a soil analysis by the Italian oenologist Riccardo Cotarella, it was decided to cultivate only international varieties. Since then, the wines are marketed under IGP Côtes du Tarn.

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