Provence

Provence

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Triennes - Rosé 2021 – Sku: 572421 – 177
Triennes
2021
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€8.50
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Roquefort - Le Bon Vivant 2020 – Sku: 5400 – 60
Roquefort Castle
2020
Côtes-de-Provence PDO
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Roquefort - Gueule de Loup 2020 – Sku: 5744 – 40
Roquefort Castle
2020
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Revelette - Coteaux d'Aix en Provence Rosé 2021 – Sku: 574021 – 80
Revelette
2021
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€13.00
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-7%
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Roquefort - Corail Rosé 2021 – Sku: 574621 – 85
Roquefort Castle
2021
Côtes-de-Provence PDO
Special Price €13.00 Regular Price €14.00
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-5%
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Roquefort Castle
2021
Côtes-de-Provence PDO
Special Price €13.30 Regular Price €14.00
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Roquefort - Les Mûres 2020 – Sku: 575020 – 40
Roquefort Castle
2020
Côtes-de-Provence PDO
€17.00
93/100 RVF
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Roquefort - Les Mûres 2019 – Sku: 5750 – 4
Roquefort Castle
2019
Côtes-de-Provence PDO
€17.00
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La Tour de l'Evêque - Pétale de Rose 2021 – Sku: 572721 – 1
The Bishop's Tower
2021
Côtes-de-Provence PDO
€17.50
Triennes - Magnum Rosé 2021 – Sku: 572221 – 8
Triennes
2021
Mediterranean PGI
€19.90
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Clos Sainte Magdeleine - Cassis Rosé 2021 – Sku: 563621 – 55
Clos Sainte-Magdeleine
2021
Blackcurrant PDO
€22.00
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Clos Sainte Magdeleine - Cassis Blanc 2021 – Sku: 559021 – 14
Clos Sainte-Magdeleine
2021
Blackcurrant PDO
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In Provence, a vineyard that sees life in pink

Under the sun of Provence, the vine has found a choice location. Sun, heat and mistral, all between the mountains and the Mediterranean: soils and climates are combined in an ideal cocktail, responsible for one of the oldest and most productive vineyards in France. Renowned for its fresh and generous rosé wines, the vineyards of Provence have that sweet holiday flavour that we so appreciate. It is also the source of red and white wines, sometimes unknown, often of high quality. From estate to château, discover a colourful vineyard, bathed in sunshine and joie de vivre.

General presentation of the vineyards of Provence

The vineyards of Provence are particularly extensive. In the South of France, it extends over the majority of the departments of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, namely the Bouches-du-Rhône, the Var, the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and the Alpes-Maritimes.

Its 30,000 hectares are spread between Arles in the west, south of Avignon, and Nice in the east. From the banks of the Durance and Verdon rivers to the Mediterranean, via the slopes of the Alpilles, the Alps and many other mountain ranges, Provence offers a great diversity of landscapes, soils and climates. The result is a rich palette of wines offered in the 3 colours, with a large predominance of rosés.

The vineyards of Provence are also diversified. There are more than twenty main grape varieties. In red, the traditional grape varieties are grenache, cinsault, syrah, carignan, mourvèdre, cabernet-sauvignon and tibouren. Ugni blanc, clairette, vermentino (or rolle), sémillon and bourboulenc are the white grape varieties used mainly in Provence. To this list of grape varieties can be added other complementary varieties.

The appellations

The vineyards of Provence produce 9 AOCs:

  • 4 regional appellations: Côtes de Provence, Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, Coteaux de Pierrevert and Coteaux Varois en Provence. These vineyards represent the vast majority of Provence's wine production.
  • 5 communal appellations: Cassis, Bandol, Palette, Les Baux-de-Provence and Bellet. These AOCs concern a single commune or several communes.

Côtes de Provence

With more than 19,000 hectares, this is the largest appellation of the Provencal vineyards; it alone represents three quarters of the total production of the region. It covers more than 80 communes in the Var and Bouches-du-Rhône and makes a small incursion into the Alpes-Maritimes. The AOC Côtes de Provence offers a great variety of wines. Rosés ensure the reputation of the appellation and constitute 80% of the local wines.

The AOC is enriched by 4 geographical denominations:

  • Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire
  • Côtes de Provence Fréjus
  • Côtes de Provence La Londe
  • Côtes de Provence Pierrefeu

Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence

Between Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, this appellation area of more than 4,000 hectares is also largely devoted to rosé wines. Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah are the main grape varieties of the AOC Aix-en-Provence, which also produces red and some white wines.

Coteaux des Baux-de-Provence

To the south of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, the Château des Baux-de-Provence dominates the Alpilles from its rocky promontory and the vines that spread out on its steep slopes. This AOC covers about 250 hectares and is particularly renowned for its red wines. Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Syrah are the main grape varieties grown here. However, no white wine can benefit from this appellation.

Coteaux Varois in Provence

It is at the foot of the Sainte-Baume, in the vicinity of Brignoles, that this Var AOC and its 2,250 hectares of vines are spread out. It produces mainly rosé and red wines with a very marked Provencal personality.

Coteaux de Pierrevert

This is a vineyard of just over 400 hectares, located in the north of the region, around Manosque and Forcalquier, in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. This high-altitude vineyard uses the same grape varieties as the rest of Provence; however, red wines dominate production, followed by rosé wines and, in small quantities, white wines.

Bandol

This appellation of some 1,550 hectares flourishes in the Var, on the Mediterranean coast, between Cassis and Toulon. It covers 8 communes: Bandol, of course, as well as Le Beausset, La Cadière d'Azur, Evenos, Ollioules, Sanary-sur-Mer, Le Castellet and Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer. Cultivated in restanques, these traditional terraces of Provence, the vines allow the production of wines in the 3 colours with an international reputation.

Bellet

This small, almost confidential appellation of about fifty hectares spreads its vineyards over the heights of Nice, with the sea and the mountains as its horizon. This AOC has wines in all three colours; red wines are in the majority.

Cassis

In a postcard setting, between the calanques and Cap Canaille, the Cassis vineyard offers particularly sought-after white wines. Cultivated from clairette and marsanne, they are often ranked among the best whites of the region. The Cassis AOC also owes its reputation to its rosé wines produced from grenache, carignan, cinsault, carignan and mourvèdre. The red wine of this AOC is also well known.

Palette

This appellation takes its name from a hamlet located south-east of Aix-en-Provence. On 46 hectares, white wines are produced, often sought after for their great quality. At the foot of the Sainte-Victoire so dear to Paul Cézanne, this vineyard also produces red and rosé wines.

Le vignoble

Roquefort Castle

Discover the Provencal nuggets of Raymond de Villeneuve. His vineyard is located near Roquefort-la-Bédoule at the foot of the Sainte-Baume Massif, with an organic culture and a real work of the soil (certified Ecocert in 2014). The wines are really captivating and of an excellent level, with digestible whites, chiselled rosés, and reds that are always concentrated, fine and perfumed. A gourmet and profound approach to be praised...

Château Simone

Château Simone, the paradise of the AOC white palette

Clos Saint Vincent

Bellet, a micro-appellation of about fifty hectares on the heights of Nice is really a discovery of great interest, in particular at Clos Saint-Vincent, which is now at the top of the appellation...

Clos Sainte-Magdeleine

Hauvette

At the foot of the Alpilles, the discreet Dominique Hauvette has risen over the years to become one of the elite of the great winegrowers of Provence, one of the most exciting estates of the moment for the discerning wine lover...

The Bishop's Tower

"Ici, c'est le royaume de Régine Sumeire, une femme au caractère bien trempé, qui se bat à juste titre pour la reconnaissance des grands rouges de Provence. Avec énergie, elle administre ce domaine très qualitatif de 89 hectares d'un seul tenant, situé sur le terroir de Pierrefeu.

Pibarnon

"Installé à 300 mètres d'altitude dans un vaste amphithéâtre orienté vers la mer, ce domaine mythique de 60 hectares, avec une certification bio attendue pour le millésime 2019, est aujourd'hui géré avec talent par Éric de Saint-Victor. C'est de cette vue extraordinaire qu'Henri et Catherine de Saint-Victor sont tombés amoureux, il y a près de 30 ans.

Tempier

The ultimate reference of the Bandol appellation... or one of the most beautiful representations of the famous mourvèdre grape variety.

Trevallon

"Eloi and Floriane Dürrbach planted the vineyard in 1973, and continue to make Trévallon one of the jewels in the crown of the French wine industry. Located on the northern slopes of the Alpilles, the 17-hectare vineyard, which has been organically farmed since its origin, is predominantly limestone. The Dürrbachs do not claim to be called Baux-de-Provence, as their grape varieties are totally atypical: Cabernet-Sauvignon and Syrah for the reds, Roussanne and Marsanne for the whites, supplemented by a little Chardonnay. The red, which has become mythical, as well as the white, have real potential. The grumblers of local tannin and INAO would do well to take their cue from the perfectly adequate grape varieties of this vibrant and exemplary vin de pays!" Bettane + Desseauve Guide 2018

Triennes

Jacques Seysses (Domaine Dujac) and Aubert De Villaine (Domaine de la Romanée Conti) joined forces with Michel Macux in 1990 and bought the property. Their know-how is now reflected in this Provence rosé with an exceptional quality-price-pleasure ratio.

Revelette

"Situé dans un terroir frais des hauteurs de l’appellation, sur la commune de Jouques, et voisin du château de Vignelaure, ce somptueux domaine est entre les mains du talentueux Peter Fischer depuis le millésime 1985.