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Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence

Vineyards just west Aix-en-Provence, near Lambesc.


The Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence appellation was first introduced as a VDQS in 1956, after being unofficially known as the Coteaux du Roy Rene (Rene d'Anjou being a 15th-century French king famous for his love of wine and vines). Full AOC status was granted in December 1985.


Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence wines are rose, red and white, in that order of importance. The roses and reds are made from a complex blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsaut, and Counoise, with Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon permitted to constitute up to 30% of these blends combined.



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Uploaded on May 24, 2014