overgrowing of vines in the past may have dropped the reputation
of many of the areas wines, a new focus on quality has been in
effect for years and the wines are once again taking their rightful
place among the best in the world.
appellation of the region is Côtes de Provence. Others are
Bandol, Bellet, Cassis, Coteaux d'Aix, Baux-de-Provence and Coteaux
Varois. The Provence region covers the territory of the Côte
d'Azur in the South of France, from Aix en Provence and the Rhône
valley to the French Riviera near Nice reaching back to touch
The grapes that Provence is known for are the Mediterranean carignan,
grenache, cinsault, mourvedre, and the unique tibouren for rosés.
Syrah and cabernet sauvignon have been introduced to the region
and are increasingly popular as well.
More information about Provence wines & vineyards around the Web:
Provence Wines - Discover all you want to know about wines of the
region is supplemented by in-depth information on the towns and
villages with hiking trails, a bit of history and some excellent
pictures of the area's attractions.
of Provence - Here's the official site of the Provence wine makers
with a complete history, information on the terroirs, the grapes,
the processes that are used to turn them to wines, the wines themselves,
tourism in Côtes de Provence and much, much more. Be sure
to have a look at the photo gallery while you're there...
Wine Information - This site covers the vineyards, soil,
wine production, grapes in Provence with maps, food wine pairing
suggestions and specific information about Côtes de Provence,
Bandol and Bellet wines and terroir. There is a link to online
shopping for the wines of Provence.