Côte de Provence


The duration of the tour is 8 hours.
1 hour from Marseille and Aix en Provence.

We’ll visit cru classé regions including the prestigious area created by Pope John XXII with its XI century chapel and a visit to the vineyard castle with a mosaic by Chagall and a bas-relief by Diego Giacometti in the X century priory.

There are between 3 to 5 domains to visit and 12 to 20 wines to taste .

Time permitting, we’ll visit the menhirs of the Lambert Farm in Collobrières, the Chartreuse de la Verne, the Provencal village of Bormes les Mimosas and the castle in Hyères.
There will be a lunch stop in a selected restaurant.

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NB
This day trip cannot be combined with another neighboring region.

Price:

Private tour – Group up to 8 people
600€

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

Soil

On the Massif des Maures vineyards are grown on a soil mixed with shale, granite, sandstone and some limestone.

Climate

The climate here is generally warm in both summer and winter. Dry conditions can be a problem for the vines.

Description

Reds:
Depending on the variety, soil, climate, and on whether the winemaker prefers producing young wines or wines with aging potential, the red’s broad range allows one to discover soft scents of red berries and flowers to generous, velvety, deep reds made for aging several months in oak barrels or casks.

Rosés:
The color is pale pink, so characteristic of Côtes de Provence. Its aromatic complexity has notes of fresh tropical fruit, floral notes but also spices and herbs. In the mouth, rosé wines have a nice tart balance that combines freshness and roundness.

Whites:
Traditionally “blanc de blanc” (fermented only from white grapes), offering a beautiful pale, gold color with green reflections. Their taste characteristics are based on a delicate balance between freshness and flavor rendering a beautiful harmony.

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