Trading House and Bottler of Wines of Provence
Grands Vins Sélection – Expertise in Provence
We have a wide diversity of wines from Provence in our portfolio, but most of our activity is centred on :
- Coteaux d’Aix en Provence (46% of the volume in Provence)
- Côtes de Provence (30% of the volume in Provence)
We also have Coteaux Varois en Provence, IGP Méditerranée, or Bandol at our disposal….
Provence. The land of rosé
Provence is 27,000 hectares and three major appellations (96% of the total volume of AOP Provence):
- Côtes de Provence
- Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence
- Coteaux Varois en Provence
88% of all wines produced in Provence are rosés, 9% are red and only 3% are white. 40% of the production of AOP rosé in France comes from Provence, representing around 5,6% of the rosé in the world !
Provence. Wines of character
- The rosés are delicately pale pink in colour. Depending on their origin, they may be fruity (white stone fruit, citrus fruit, exotic fruit, red berry fruit…) or floral, and present a suave, vivacious structure.
- The red wines are :
- Fruity and young, to be drunk relatively rapidly
- Complex, with black fruit aromas, cocoa, spice and powerful, silky tannins obtained from long macerations, destined for cellaring.
The white wines are dry, gold with greenish tints, clear and luminous with fruity citrus aromas, white flowers, or honey.
Wines born of the Provençal climate
The region enjoys a hot, dry Mediterranean climate. In the face of its extremes, each grape variety finds its own expression, with its qualities and its weaknesses. It is therefore common to find that the wines are made from a blend of grapes that complement each other.
Provence has always been on the route between Italy, Spain and the Rhone Valley, and as a result has benefitted from expertise gleaned from these other cultures and the introduction of new varieties.