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palette

The small appellation is located in the center of the French wine region Provence southeast of the city of Aix-en-Provence. In the north of it is the big appellation Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence; Due to the quality of the wines, the palette is often called Grand Cru of the area. The vineyards cover 40 hectares of vines in the two municipalities of Meyreuil and Le Tholonet and some plots of Aix-en-Provence. The special limestone floor called "Calcaire de Langesse" was the main reason for the establishment of the appellation in 1948. The vineyards are shared between the Château Crémade, Château de Meyreuil, Château Henri Bonnaud, Château Simone, Domaine du Grand Côté and Domaine Dupéré Barrera.

There is a confusing variety of varieties with around 30 sometimes very rare grape varieties. Red wine and rosé are made from at least 50% of the main varieties Mourvèdre ( Monastrell ), Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ) and Plant d'Arles ( Cinsault ), such as Brun Fourca. Cabernet Sauvignon. Carignan Noir. Castets. Durif. Muscat d'Hamburg. Syrah. Teoulier Noir and Tibouren, as well as a maximum of 15% white grape varieties blended. The white wine is made up of at least 55% of the main variety Clairette, as well as Aragnan Blanc ( Picardan ) Colombard, Grenache Blanc ( Garnacha Blanca ) Muscat Blanc. Pascal Blanc. Piquepoul Blanc. Terret Gris and Ugni Blanc ( Trebbiano Toscano ) pressed.

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