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Wine in Provence

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Cotes de Provence Coteaux Varois Bandol Vignoble de Cassis Coteaux d'Aix en Provence Coteaux des Baux Cotes du Luberon Cotes du Ventoux Cotes du Rhone Vignoble de Bellet
Cotes du Rhone
Coteaux des Baux
Cotes du Ventoux
Cotes du Luberon
Coteaux d'Aix en Provence
Vignoble de Cassis
Bandol
Coteaux Varois
Cotes de Provence
Vignoble de Bellet


Côtes du Rhône
  Situated in the southern Vaucluse between Avignon and Bollène, the "Côtes du Rhône" appellation includes amongst its vineyards several great wines which have contributed to its international reputation: "Châteauneuf du Pape", "Gigondas" and "Vacqueyras".
Several kilometres from Orange, the "Côtes du Rhône Villages" also contribute to the prestige of the region's wines with vineyards in the districts of Rasteau, Cairanne, Séguret, Beaumes de Venise, Roaix, or Valréas.
Concentrated mainly on reds, with a small quantity of rosés, this wine which is known for its delicate fruity aroma, can either be aged or consumed while relatively young. It is one of the most famous of the region.
 

Coteaux des Baux
  This recent appellation (1995) covers a small area of 325 hectares in the middle of the Alpilles.
Although the quantity is limited, a wide variety of quality wine is produced, with reds making up 67 % of the harvest.
Strongly flavoured and well-structured, they deserve to be aged for 5 or 6 years.
The rosés represent 30 % of the production volume and they also taste better if left to age awhile.
 

Cotes du Ventoux
  Situated south-west of the Ventoux massif, in the region of Carpentras, these vineyards are shared between 51 districts.
Comprising 80% red wine, 15 % rosé and only 5 % white, the Côtes du Ventoux wine is light and fruity.
It is generally consumed while still young.
 

Cotes du Luberon
  Situated south-west of the Ventoux massif, in the region of Carpentras, these vineyards are shared between 51 districts.
Comprising 80% red wine, 15 % rosé and only 5 % white, the Côtes du Ventoux wine is light and fruity.
It is generally consumed while still young.
 

Coteaux d'Aix en Provence
  This appellation covers a vast area of 3000 hectares divided into 49 vineyards from Aix en Provence to the beginning of the Alpilles and including "l'étang de Berre". The wines are split into roughly equal parts between rosés (52%) and reds (42 %).
Characterised by young vines usually less than 20 years old, the vineyards of the Coteaux d'Aix offer some strong, intriguing reds.
 

Vignoble de Cassis
  The "Vins de Cassis" appellation dates from 1936 and it is the oldest plantation in the region. Limited to only 180 hectares, 12 cellars in particular produce an excellent dry white wine, known for its delicate fruity taste.
This represents 80 % of the harvest, with the remaining 20 % divided between reds and rosés. This wine, which "dances in the glass" as the French say, goes wonderfully with the famous "bouillabaisse" or fish soup.
 

Bandol
  This famous appellation covers a small area of 1325 hectares of vines which enjoy exceptionally high sunshine hours.
The prestigious "Vins de Bandol" appellation groups 53 independent growers situated in the neighbouring districts of Bandol, (no property is actually situated in Bandol district itself). The deep reds, generally aged in oak barrels are responsible for the success of this appellation and represent 40 % of the harvest.
The excellent fresh, young rosés which appear almost orange in colour represent 55 % and the lively, nervous whites 5% of the harvest.
The agreement of the wine-growers to produce a small quantity of high quality wine, together with the ideal weather conditions have contributed to the international reputation of the wines from Bandol.
 

Coteaux Varois
  Since 1993, this famous appellation covers an area from Brignoles (in the centre of the Var) until Saint-Maximin (to the west) up to the foothills of the Sainte-Baume.
Divided into 28 districts, "les coteaux varois" takes in a territory of 1700 hectares and produces 55% of rosés, 40 % of reds and 5 % of whites.
The wine is well-balanced, fresh and is enjoying a growing success.
 

Cotes de Provence
  Since 1993, this famous appellation covers an area from Brignoles (in the centre of the Var) until Saint-Maximin (to the west) up to the foothills of the Sainte-Baume.
Divided into 28 districts, "les coteaux varois" takes in a territory of 1700 hectares and produces 55% of rosés, 40 % of reds and 5 % of whites.
The wine is well-balanced, fresh and is enjoying a growing success.
 

Vignoble de Bellet
  Situated in the Nice region, the "Vins du Bellet" appellation covers 700 hectares.
The vineyard on the sunny hillsides of Bellet is one of the oldest in the area as it was planted at the same time as the Phocaean foundation in Marseille.
Evenly divided between reds, whites and rosés, these rare wines with a faintly floral fragrance are much sought-after by connoisseurs.
 

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