(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)
Cinsaut and Grenache are two grapes commonly grown in southern France to use in red and rosé wines. The two varieties have much in common; they are both lighter-bodied than other Rhone varieties, have strong resistance to droughts and perform best when over-cropping is avoided.
There is great variation within the Cinsaut and Grenache wine category. At the top end of the scale these wines might be from the prestigious Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation, and command great prices. At the other end they may be very simple Vin de Pays wines, perhaps even released as a bag-in-box for eve ... more
Coteaux Varois (formally Coteaux Varois en Provence) is a key appellation of the Provence wine region in the far south-east of France. It was introduced in March 1993 as a complement to the Cotes de Provence title created 16 years earlier. It covers the vines of 28 communes north of Toulon, essentially constituting the western third of the Var administrative department.... more