AOC CÔTES DE PROVENCE

Geography

The appellation Cotes de Provence is produced on 20.500 hectares and spreads over 84 towns throughout 3 departments: the Var, the Bouches de Rhone as well as an enclave in the Alps Maritime.

 

Geology

The land of the appellation Cotes de Provence is made up of a complex geology. In the north and east, one can find chalk and crystalline in the south and west and volcanic soils in the extreme east. The climate is globally Mediterranean but the differences due to reliefs and the sea influence are important.

Terroirs

The consequence of this expanse of land and its variety is that there is not one but several types of Cotes de Provence with each one possessing its own geological and climatic personality.

Eight large naturel zones make up the appellation

Four natural zones (Bordure Maritime, Notre-Dame-des-Anges, Haut Pays hills, Bay of Beausset), to which four soil denominations are added (soils and wines of particular typicities) – Cotes de Provence Sainte-Victoire, Cotes de Provence Fréjus, Cotes de Provence La Londe and Cotes de Provence Pierrefeu.

CÔTES DE PROVENCE WINES

Côtes de Provence Rosé Wines

Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah make up a classic blend of Cotes de Provence. With its pale pink colour going from salmon to old rose, Cotes de Provence rosé wines are expressive with a good aromatic potential and an acidic freshness.

Côtes de Provence Red Wines

To savour as a young wine or to save, Cotes de Provence red wines present an intense colour, from ruby to purple, a charming and refreshing fruitiness for the wines ready to be consumed this summer, a density and a complexity for the most important fermentations.

Côtes de Provence White Wines

The Rolle (also named Vermentino) is the variety of grape the most widespread for the creation of Cotes de Provence white wines, which can be assembled with white Ugni, Clairette and Sémillon. Sharp, fresh, soft or round and especially very fragrant, Cotes de Provence white wines display a pale yellow robe sometimes with green reflections expressing freshness.
They are also suitable for the aperitif as well as the table.

Bouquet :
Exotic fruits, red fruits more or less acidulous, floral notes.

Bouquet :
Gourmand fresh fruit, soft tannin, round for wines ready to be tasted/consumed. Dark fruits, garrigue, spices, evolved wine.

Bouquet :
Fresh fruits: pear, exotic fruits, pineapple, citrus fruits. White flowers, herbs and spices.

Service :
8°-10°C

Service :
14°-16°C for wines ready to be tasted.
16°-18° for wines left to mature.

Service :
6°-8°C.

Cuvee – journey in the woods :
Hint of vanilla, dried fruits and spices

Cuvee – journey in the woods :
Discreet hint of vanilla and an evolution of round tannin.

Cuvee – journey in the woods :
Vanilla flavour, spices, honey and apricot.

Our key figures

Wines cellars

wine-growers' cooperative

Trading companies

Production :

  • Rosé 90%
  • 20 100 Hectares 20100%
  • Red 7%
  • Production in hectolitres : 977600 977600%
  • White 3%
  • 130 000 000 bottles 130 000 000%