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Provence

France

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Located in southeast France, the Côtes de Provence appellation was awarded in 1977 and consists of three 3 departments (Var, Bouches-du-Rhône and Alpes-Maritimes) and 84 communities extending from the coastline of Lower Provence to the inland mountain ranges. The entire appellation is located in a Provençal Mediterranean climate characterized by long, hot and dry summer seasons, mild winters and rainy autumns. Provence wines are still, dry wines (less than 4 g/l of glucose and fructose), with blends of several varietals for the rosés and reds, and single varietals or blends for the whites.

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Region

20,291 hectares of growing area

3 departments

84 communities with

AOC classification

 

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People

2,382 grape growers

398 vineyards

40 cooperatives

43 merchants/wineries

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Production

918,024 hectolitres (2019)

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Impact

5,000 jobs created

1.5 million annual wine tourists (11.5% of the national total)

422,390 hectolitres exported

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Primary Grape Varietals

Grenache

Cinsault

Syrah

Mourvèdre

Tibouren

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Unique Fact 
The Côtes de Provence wine region is one of the oldest in France (2,600 years old). It dates back to ancient Greco-Roman times.
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