Trees

Production

700

Hectolitres

rosés and reds

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Terroir designation of the Côtes de Provence AOC recognized in

2005
Located at the far eastern end of the Côtes de Provence appellation, the Fréjus sector is made up of hills flanking the coastal Argens River, from West to east, and opens up directly onto the Mediterranean Sea. Eight communes in the Var department are located within the geographic area of the Fréjus designation: Callas, Fréjus, La Motte, Le Muy, Puget-sur-Argens, Roquebrune-sur-Argens, Saint-Raphaël (partially) and Trans-en-Provence (partially).

Benefits of the Mediterranean

The Fréjus sector's openness to a maritime influence endows it with a special climate. It enjoys almost continuous ventilation and moderate temperature fluctuations. Precipitation there is among the heaviest in the appellation (830 to 850 mm annually), with a moderate number of hours of sunshine (2,800 to 2,900 annually).

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Soil of every colour

The Fréjus sector contains three specific types of soil:

  • Red soil that is the result of the sandy-clay alteration of sandstone and pelites from the Permian period;
  • Filler soil on a Permian platform (stony red, sandy-clay, whitish loamy-clay on tufa, yellow to whitish loamy-clay on marine Pliocene deposits);
  • Sandy soil that is the result of the alteration of the metamorphic rocks of the Massif des Maures
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