The estate is located in the municipality of Frauseilles in the Tarn department 80 kilometers northeast of Toulouse in Southwest France
, In the historical landscape Gascogne
here already in the Middle Ages high-quality wine was produced. In 1999, Count von Thun and Hohenstein acquired the somewhat dilapidated Château de Frausseilles, first mentioned in 1270, and had it renovated. The historic wine cellar has been activated and supplemented by a new cellar. Until 2002, AC wines were produced. Then the indigenous varieties Braucol and Duras were cleared and, according to a soil analysis by Italian oenologist Riccardo Cotarella, it was decided to cultivate only more international varieties. Since then, the wines under Vin de pays des Cotes du Tarn
The vineyards cover 27 hectares, which are planted with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah, and later also Pinot Noir (first wine 2011). The average yield is 25 hectoliters / hectare. The grapes ferment under analytical
Control in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks on the mash. The malolactic fermentation
and the expansion takes place in new French oak barrels. The wines then mature for at least 18 months in barriques and another 12 months on the bottle before being marketed. The product range includes 100% unmixed
Red wines "La Maze" (Merlot) and "La Tarabelle" (Syrah), as well as the cuvée "La Parrazal" (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah).