Coteaux Varois en Provence

Located at the heart of the region in the centre of the Var department and surrounded by mountains, Côteaux Varois en Provence experiences a more continental climate than Côtes de Provence and Côteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. Autumn and spring are often quite mild, while the summer months are very hot and winter conditions can be extremely harsh. Altitude is a key determining factor, as the majority of the vineyards sit at 350m, with the highest reaching 500m.

The appellation’s terroir owes much of its unique character to geology: a series of clay and limestone up-thrusts running from east to west are varied with areas of gravel and flint, while a high plateau from the Triassic era dominates in the south.

KEY FIGURES

Hectolitres a Year:

121,000

Bottles a Year:

Approximately 16 million

Hectares of Vineyards:

2,500

Wine Production:

89% rosé, 8% red, 3% white

Producers:

28 communes, 75 private wineries, 10 cooperative wineries

Maximum Authorised Yield:

59hl/ha

Average Yield:

47hl/ha