Côtes de Provence La Londe

Officially recognized in 2008, the vineyards of this appellation are located southwest of the Maures mountain range, with direct exposure to the Mediterranean Sea.

The close proximity of the Mediterranean Sea is the predominant feature of its specific climate. The winter and summer seasons are temperate, annual rainfall is quite low (less than 700mm a year) while sun exposure is high (3,000 hours a year) and ventilation from sea breezes is nearly constant and brisk.

This terroir has four types of soil: soils on shale, rocky and shallow; colluviums slopes on shale with varying amounts of loose stones; colluviums rock slides with quartzite, sandstone and shale stones; and ancient alluvium soils with quartzite, sandstone and shale.

KEY FIGURES

Hectolitres a Year:

6,600

Bottles a Year:

Approximately 880,000

Hectares of Vineyards:

154

Wine Production:

rosé and red

Producers:

4 communes (Bormes-les-Mimosas, La Crau, Hyères (including the island of Porquerolles) and La Londe-les-Maures)

Maximum Authorised Yield:

50hl/ha

Average Yield:

43hl/ha