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Cotes de Provence

AOC area in the east of the French wine region Provence with around four fifths of the area. The two AOC areas are to the west Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence and Coteaux Varois, The vineyards cover around 20,000 hectares of vines in the three departments of the Alpes-Maritimes, Bouches-du-Rhône and var, By three different ones soil types and a variety of approved grape varieties also result in different wine styles. Around 80% of the production is rose wine, which is filled in a special, conical bottle.

Red wine and rosé are made up of at least two and a total of at least 80% of the main varieties Cinsault, Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ), Mourvèdre ( Monastrell ) Syrah and Tibouren, the secondary varieties Barbaroux. Cabernet Sauvignon, Pécoui Touar ( Calitor Noir ) and Carignan Noir ( mazuelo ) and a maximum of 10% white varieties blended. The white wines are made from the varieties Clairette. Sémillon, Ugni Blanc ( Trebbiano Toscano ) and role ( Vermentino ) generated. A sub-appellation created in 2005 is Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire , which comprises seven municipalities on the foothills of the eponymous mountain. It only applies to rosé and red wines.

Well-known producers include Domaine de l'Abbaye, Domaine la Bernarde, Domaine de La Courtade, Château de Garcinières, Domaine Gavoty, Domaine de la Jeanette, Château de Maravenne, Château Minuty, Domaine Ott, Commanderie de Peyrassol, Domaine des Planes, Domaine Rabiéga, Château Real Martin, Château Requier, Domaine Richeaume, Domaine de Rimauresq, Domaine Saint-André de Figuière, Château Sainte-Roseline, Domaine Siouvette, Domaine Tropez Beraud and Domaine Turenne.

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