This wine is produced in the village where I go each and every summer: Frontignan. It is a little village by the mediterranean cost, between Sète and Montpellier.
Muscat de Frontignan is an “appellation d’origine contrôlée” (AOC). This means it is:
- made exlusively from a special grape variety called “Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains”;
- produced in a limited area near Frontignan (as you may have guessed…). The total area of vineyards that can produce Muscat de Frontignan covers about 800 ha;
- made with specific wine-making
Muscat de Frontignan is the eldest and most famous of all muscat wines (Muscat de Rivesaltes, Muscat de Mireval, Muscat du Cap Corse, etc.). The AOC was created in 1936 to prevent the wine from counterfeiting .
How does it taste?
Delicious… Muscat de Frontignan is a sweet wine to serve with dessert or aperitif. It is a flowery wine with tastes of honey and citrus.