Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence

Provence’s second largest appellation has roughly 3,500 hectares given over to viticulture. Almost 60 percent of the wines here are red, followed by 35 percent rosé and five percent white – the principle grapes being Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. The climate is Mediterranean but arid; nearby Les Baux-de-Provence boasts the stunning Val d’Enfer, the valley said to have inspired Dante’s Inferno.

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Bordered by the River Durance to the north and the Mediterranean to the south, the heart of the Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence appellation is the historic town of Aix-en-Provence, to which the Romans were drawn by its nearby thermal springs. Wine has been made in this area since Roman times and was championed in the 15th century by Duke René of Anjou.

The appellation – Provence’s second largest after Côtes de Provence – has roughly 3,500 hectares given over to viticulture. Almost 60 percent of the wines produced here are red, followed by 35 percent rosé and five percent white, while the most important grapes are Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvèdre.

The climate here is Mediterranean but arid; nearby appellation Les Baux-de-Provence boasts the stunning Val d’Enfer, the valley said to have inspired Dante’s descriptions of hell in his Inferno.

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