Situated in the western section of Provence, the Côteaux d’Aix-en-Provence vineyards extend from the Durance River in the north to the Mediterranean Sea in the south, from the Rhône Valley in the west to the Sainte-Victoire mountain in the east. The appellation’s Mediterranean climate is characterised by intense northerly Mistral winds, which cools the vineyard and provide an average of 2,900 hours of sunshine a year. Rainfall is low at only 550-68mm a year, and occurs mainly in spring and autumn.
The appellation covers a vast array of soils but limestone is dominant, and the wide variety of altitudes and topography also contributes to the remarkable diversity of its terroir.
Hectolitres a Year:
Bottles a Year:
Approximately 27 million
Hectares of Vineyards:
83% rosé, 12.5% red, 4.5% white
49 communes, 65 private wineries, 12 cooperative wineries
Maximum Authorised Yield: