AOC Muscat de Frontignan
The yield per parcel may not exceed 28 hl/ha with business derogations depending on the vintages.
The only grape type used is the small berry Muscat. They must be matured to a minimum level of 252 g of sugar per litre (approximately 14°). Natural sweet wines are made exclusively by the harvester and producers. The alcohol used for mutage must be 96% volume wine alcohol. 5 to 10% is added compared to the must prepared. The final alcohol content must be between 15 and 18°.
Muscat de Frontignan (AOC since 1936)
The vineyards are located between the Vic La Gardiole lagoon and the Thau lagoon close to the community of Frontignan. The soil is argilo-calcareous with increasing sand content approaching the Mediterranean. The twisted bottle has become a symbol of this appellation.
- 797 hectares
- 1 cooperative wine producer
- 26 private wine producers
- 38 000 hectolitres (storehouse outputs 2005/06)
- GD : 49% - Export : 5%