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Cabernet Sauvignon
Cinsaut / Cinsault
Sauvignon Blanc
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Coteaux d'Aix en Provence
Coteaux d'Aix en Provence

The Provence is a holiday destination where the sun always shines, and where the people take time to enjoy. For the winegrowers it is also: countryside full of sunshine with 3000 hours of sunshine per year. Rain is rare but when it rains it can rain heavily or even become a violent thunderstorm. The area covers the Mediterranean coast from Marseille all the way to Nice and stretches north till Aix-en-Provence and Draguignan. It seems that Romans near Marseille planted the first vines in France. However it took one of the the oldest wine growing areas in France a long time to really start focussing on quality. Only since the seventies most of the 400 different properties are making fine Provencal wines. The Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence did get its name of course from the beautiful city Aix-en-Provence. This appellation is located around this city and stretches till Rians.

-Surface: 3452 ha.
-Only red, rosé and white wines.
-Only wines from selected parcels in the defined communities
-Grape varieties red and rosé wine: Grenache, Cinsault, Counoise, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carrignan, Cabernet Sauvignon.
-Grape varieties white wine: Clairette, Ugni Blanc, Bourboulenc, Rolle, Grenache blanc, Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc.
-Max. production 60 hl. per ha.

Granite, calcareous stony clay, sometimes sandy soils with gravels.
Limestone Cobble Sand

Mediterranean climate with long hot summers followed by a sunny autumn.
Mild winters and a relatively humid spring. The Mediterranean can induce sharp changes of weather with heavy rains. The mistral can be very present.
Mediterranean Warm summers