Bordered by the Rhone river to the west and the Cote d’Azur on the east, the Provence wine region has the oldest wine-making history in France. This typically Mediterranean region is blessed by a sun-kissed climate with the significant differences in day and night temperatures that encourage wine growing – while the cool Mistral winds can reduce the risk of fungal diseases.
So-called herbes de Provence, which includes rosemary, juniper, thyme and lavender, are grown throughout the region and said to influence the quality of the wines produced here. Rosé dominates production in the Provence wine region, with spicy, full-bodied red styles and a few white wines making up the remainder. Traditional grape varieties such as Carignan, Barbaroux and Calitor have been gradually replaced by more commercial European varieties including Grenache, Syrah and even Cabernet Sauvignon.
The largest non-continuous appellation in the Provence wine region is the Côtes de Provence, which is concentrated in the east but also features vineyards as far west as the regional capital Marseille. Former Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie produce a Côtes de Provence rosé made from a blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Vermentino.
Provence is an idyllic region… And we are sure there are specific places that you'd like to visit, as well as certain activities that you'd like to take part in.
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