Trees

Area

49,670

Acres

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Wine sector

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Coteaux Varois en Provence AOC recognized in

1993
The vineyards of Coteaux Varois en Provence are located in the heart of "calcareous Provence". In its basins and narrow valleys, production is strictly limited to 28 communes grouped around Brignoles, the former summer home of the Counts of Provence. Its terroir is distinguished by pronounced mountainous reliefs that peak at 600 to more than 1,000 metres in the Sainte-Baume Mountain Range.

A continental climate

These grapevines grow at altitude: at an average of 350 metres, with the highest plots at 500 metres. Additionally, the presence of rocky mountain ranges – Sainte-Baume to the West, the Bessillons to the north and the Barres de Cuers to the south – provide a natural blockade against maritime influences. All of this topography gives the Coteaux Varois en Provence a continental climate: the often very mild autumns and springs alternate with sometimes torrid summers and very cold, harsh winters that are more pronounced than in the rest of the region.

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Calcareous soil

The terroir of Coteaux Varois en Provence owes a great deal of its character to its geology: a series of folded limestone and calcareous clay oriented from east to West, that alternate with zones of fine gravel and flint. A high plateau, from which the main waterways of the Var spring forth, overlooks a large depression to the south that separates it from the Massif des Maures.

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Tasting notes - 2016 vintage

Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosés

The good maturity of all the grape varieties has enabled the creation of balanced and aromatic wines, thanks to the natural freshness of the climate of the Coteaux Varois en Provence Terroir. They are pale pink in colour, with aromas of fresh fruit.

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Coteaux Varois en Provence Reds

The production of red wines was reserved for the vineyards that experienced the most favourable weather conditions. Moderately powerful, these wines present aromas of fresh red fruit.

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Coteaux Varois en Provence Whites

The white wines present a good balance between power and natural freshness. Beautiful aromas characterised by floral and exotic fruit notes.

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Maison des vins Coteaux Varois en Provence

At the heart of the Royal Abbey of La Celle – an extraordinary Provençal site – sits the Maison des Vins Coteaux Varois en Provence, a veritable showroom for the appellation. Each week, a selection of wines is chosen for free tastings. In addition to this tasting education space, the Maison des Vins is also home to a model conservation vineyard, located on the grounds of the Abbey. A multitude of varietals are cultivated there and displayed in a formal garden.

Maison des Vins Coteaux Varois en Provence

Abbaye de La Celle – 83170 La Celle

Tel: +33 (0)4 94 69 33 18
Fax: +33 (0)4 94 59 04 47

Email: mdv@coteaux-varois.com

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At the heart of the Royal Abbey of La Celle – an extraordinary Provençal site – sits the Maison des Vins Coteaux Varois en Provence, a veritable showroom for the appellation. Each week, a selection of wines is chosen for free tastings. In addition to this tasting education space, the Maison des Vins is also home to a model conservation vineyard, located on the grounds of the Abbey. A multitude of varietals are cultivated there and displayed in a formal garden.

Maison des Vins Coteaux Varois en Provence

Abbaye de La Celle – 83170 La Celle

Tel: +33 (0)4 94 69 33 18
Fax: +33 (0)4 94 59 04 47

Email: mdv@coteaux-varois.com