It's because we refused to all be forced into the same mould and chose to continue cultivating the Négrette , this black grape variety which is unique in the world and develops a fascinating aromatic intensity, that we can offer you extraordinary red and rosé wines.- The wine growers/makers of the Fronton PAO.
Jean-Michel et Clément Rigal,
The wine growers/makers of Vinovalie – Cuvée Haut-Capitole
There is 30 years’ difference in their ages…. The father is an oenologist trained in Bordeaux, the son has a diploma from the Toulouse Business School. The former loves rugby, the latter is still playing football. Nowadays, they share the same passion for the family vineyard and its principal grape variety the Négrette – noblesse, in the form of the Fronton appellation, oblige…
Thus, the successor is already in place : brought up on the family estate, he is fully conversant with everything concerning the cultivation of vines with the aim of producing quality wines in complete respect of the “terroir” itself. Clément has always been quick to show interest and enthusiasm for any initiative that contributes to the development and recognition of the Fronton AOP and of its iconic grape variety. Given these ingredients, the handover from father to son now under way should have some pleasant experiences in store for Négrette enthusiasts, who, by definition, enjoy Fronton wines.