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Provence wine making information

A large variety of grapes is used in Provence to elaborate wine. Among the red varieties we can count Carigan, Cinsault, Mourvèdre; among the white varieties Ugni, Clairette and Rolle.

Rosé is the great speciality of this region. Its is gorgeous, fruity and with a glistening robe. White wine is rather dry, sometimes sparkling. It goes perfectly with sea food from the nearby Mediterranean.

Provence wine making information :

Size of the vineyards: 27,000 hectares (68,000 acres)
Vineyards: about 500 wineries

Mainly siliceous soils or limestone

Weather: Mediterranean (mild winter and hot summer)
Red Grapes
in Provence:


White Grapes
in Provence:

Ugni Blanc
Grenache Blanc


140 million bottles
75% rosé (45% of Rosé french production)

Type of Wine:

Dry and fruity rosé wine
also dry white wine - red wine - sweet wine

Read more about Provence wines with :
- A Farmhouse in Provence: An American Finds Old Stones, New Wine and Love Among the French

Provence pages :
Wines in Provence - Provence wine information - Provence region information - Provence map - Provence wine making - Provencal wine and food - Buy Provence wines - Provence main page

Wines in Provence :
Côtes de Provence
- Bandol - Bellet - Wines from Provence

Other wine regions :
Alsace - Bordeaux - Burgundy - Champagne - Corsica - Côtes du Rhône - Languedoc Roussillon - Loire Valley - South West






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