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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
Cotes de Provence is the largest appellation of the Provence wine region in south-eastern France. It covers roughly 50,000 acres (20,250ha) of vineyards, which produce the vast majority of Provence's rose wine. This appellation includes most of the viticulture in the Var department – essentially the eastern half of the Provence wine region – apart from 5560 acres (2250ha) due north of Toulon which is set aside for the Coteaux Varois appellation.
Although it also covers red and white wine, about 85% of Cotes de Provence's output is rose, made predominantly from ... more
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