Lavilledieu, Vins de

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Lavilledieu, Vins de, almost extinct igp in south west france on terraces between the garonne and Tarn rivers north of fronton. Lavilledieu has a long history, dating back to the pre-Christian era and revived by monks (see monks and monasteries) who cleared the forest of Agre and replaced trees with vines in the 12th century, but its wine production today is minuscule. A wide variety of south western vine varieties are allowed (notably the négrette of Fronton).