Côtes de Provence


The Côtes de Provence is an AOC area mainly in Var, covering the Côte d'Azur on the French riviera between Nice and Marseilles. The region produces dry rosé wine. Half the rose wine produced in France comes from Côtes de Provence. The area also produces dry whites and reds with a flavour of the herbs in the terroir, but 80% of the wine produced in Côtes de Provence is rosé. It is usually drunk as an apéritif, always drunk young and chilled, like the whites, to 8-10ºC. Young reds are drunk at 14-16ºC while older ones are drunk at 16-18ºC.