Côtes-de-Provence – Our other speciality
Our Côtes-de-Provence are made from plots of vines located mainly in the Bassin du Beausset area of our region of the Var. This winegrowing area adjacent to that of Bandol comprises a series of rocky outcrops facing the sea, where the vines are protected from cold northerly air. The soils are composed of marl, sandstone and limestone, and it is this limestone which gives the Côtes-de-Provence their elegance and remarkable finesse.
Like our AOC Bandol wines, our Côtes-de-Provence reds are mostly made with a majority of Mourvèdre which we blend with Cinsault and Carignan. Cinsault is used in greater proportion than in our Bandol wines, giving wines that are more supple and ready to drink from a young age.
For the Côtes-de-Provence rosés, we favour blends with a predominant proportion of another emblematic Provençal variety – Grenache – for its fresh and fruity character. The addition of Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Syrah gives these wines their complexity.
Our white Côtes-de-Provence are made with Ugni Blanc and Clairette for wines which are fresh, floral and aromatic, in the typical regional style.