Trees

Area

20 100

Hectares

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La filière viticole

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Côtes de Provence AOC recognized in

1977
The Côtes de Provence appellation spans more than 20,000 hectares (nearly 50,000 acres) and three departments: the Var, the Bouches-du-Rhône and one village in the Alpes-Maritimes, for a total of 84 communes.

An underground landscape

The terroir of the Côtes de Provence appellation is as beautiful for its vines as it is at their roots. The sub-soil represents complex geology that is particularly conducive to wine-making. Two large geological areas coexist in Côtes de Provence: one, to the north and West, is calcareous and the other is crystalline, to the south and east.

The entire northern and Western zones of Côtes de Provence are made up of alternating hills and limestone ridges sculpted by erosion. Further east, facing the sea, sit the crystalline Maures and Tanneron Mountain Ranges. This crystal series is formed in part of eruptive rocks.

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A patchwork of terroirs

Because of the terroir's size and variety, there is not one but several types of Côtes de Provence. Each has its own geological and climatic personality. Eight production areas make up the appellation: Bordure Maritime, Notre-Dame des Anges, Haut Pays, Bassin du Beausset, Sainte-Victoire, Fréjus, La Londe and Pierrefeu.

Four terroir designations are currently recognized there, each of which produces wines with a pronounced typicity: Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire, Côtes de Provence Fréjus, Côtes de Provence La Londe and Côtes de Provence Pierrefeu.

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Tasting notes - 2019 vintage

Côtes de Provence Rosés

Luminous in appearance, with pale pink robes that are more intense than in 2018. The aromatic potential combines notes of citrus fruit (pomelo, lemon), exotic fruit (passion fruit, mango) and red fruit (redcurrant, strawberry, raspberry, cherry) with floral notes (white flowers, hawthorn, fennel). The wines are crisp and fresh on the palate.

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Côtes de Provence Reds

Always intense, their colour varies from ruby red to crimson. The wines, which should be consumed while young, offer notes of cherry, strawberry, raspberry and blackcurrant, with supple and well-rounded tannins. Wines to lay down have a great aromatic potential and are already offering notes of dark fruit (blackberry, blueberry, burlat cherry), spices and garrigue.

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Côtes de Provence Whites

A pretty, pale yellow hue with hints of green. Fine and delicate, they offer aromas of pear, exotic fruits, pineapple and citrus, complemented by delicate notes of white flowers and herbs (mint, sage). The mouthfeel is fresh and tangy, showing generosity without heaviness.

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Maison des vins Côtes de Provence

Located in the heart of the appellation, the Maison des Vins offers visitors the opportunity to discover the terroir and wines of AOC Côtes de Provence with:

  • a collection of 800 wines available for purchase at producer prices,
  • oenology classes,
  • free tastings of 16 wines, a selection that changes from week to week,

Maison des Vins Côtes de Provence :
RN 7 – 83460
Les Arcs-sur-Argens – France
Tel: +33 (0)4 94 99 50 20

E-mail : contact@maison-des-vins.fr

www.maison-des-vins.fr

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Located in the heart of the appellation, the Maison des Vins offers visitors the opportunity to discover the terroir and wines of AOC Côtes de Provence with:

  • a collection of 800 wines available for purchase at producer prices,
  • oenology classes,
  • free tastings of 16 wines, a selection that changes from week to week,

Maison des Vins Côtes de Provence :
RN 7 – 83460
Les Arcs-sur-Argens – France
Tel: +33 (0)4 94 99 50 20

E-mail : contact@maison-des-vins.fr

www.maison-des-vins.fr