1 hour from Marseille and Toulon, 40mn from Aix en Provence.
A major symbol of Provence and a favorite subject of
Cézanne, Montagne St. Victoire rises to 1011 meters in the heart of the region.
We’ll discover the villages on the slopes of Montagne St. Victoire.
There are between 3 to 5 wineries to visit and 12 to 20 wines to taste . We will also have lunch in a typical Provençale restaurant.
This day tour could be combined with a neighboring region.
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Varied, with grey and red clay to shallow limestone pebbles.
East of Aix-en-Provence, Vallée de l’arc is a natural spot for vine cultivation. Montagne St. Victoire to the north and the massif Sainte-Baume to the south form a protective corridor for the valley.
Mediterranean – influenced climate. Marked by the drying action of the Mistral wind.
The colors range from pale to brilliant yellows with green reflections. The nose is floral (fennel, acacia, broom), fruity (citrus, lemon, grapefruit), or balsamic (resin). The mouth sensation is structured, a bit sharp with a fresh finish.
A wide ranging palette from pale and salmon pinks to bright orange. The nose reflects a mosaic of climates and soils: Fruity, floral (thyme, dill, lime), vegetable (mint, tobacco), empyreumatic (flint), balsamic (pine bark). The mouth finish is fresh but not sharp. Melted but not hot. Round, soft and structured but not astringent.
Rich reds, purple hues. The nose is fruity (red fruits) or vegetable (laurel, rosemary, tobacco) progressing to black fruit with spicy notes. (licorice, cinnamon) or animal (fur, venison).
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