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frontignac, noun

Forms:
Also frontinac, frontiniac, and with initial capital.
Origin:
EnglishShow more Adaptation of frontignan, a term for both grape and wine, named for Frontignan, a town in southern France; now obsolete in general English usage.
A heavy, sweet table wine made from muscat-type grapes; the grape type from which this wine is made. Also attributive. See also Cape wine.
1821 C.I. Latrobe Jrnl of Visit 481The old lady..insisted upon our tasting all the different wines made on her property. Among them were Hahnen Pootgen, white and red; Frontiniac; Klipp-wine, and another, of a rough taste.
1988 D. Hughes et al. Complete Bk of S. Afr. Wine 118Made from Red and White Muscadel together with some Frontignac, it was this wine to which the Governor gave the name of ‘Constantia’.
A heavy, sweet table wine made from muscat-type grapes; the grape type from which this wine is made. Also attributive.

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