In Provence are produced the most famous rosé wines of France, but in reality also the red wines of Bandol and the white wines of Cassis are famous in the world, precisely because they are greatly appreciated by enthusiasts. The very sunny Mediterranean climate creates the ideal conditions for the cultivation of vines and the Mistral, wind from the land, contributes together with the sea breeze to mitigate the effects of the high summer heat. The main white grape varieties grown in Provence are Bourboulenc , Chardonnay , Clairette , Grenache Blanc , Marsanne , Sauvignon Blanc , Sémillon , Ugni Blanc (Trebbiano Toscano) and Rolle (Vermentino). The main black grape varieties of Provence are Braquet (Brachetto), Cabernet Sauvignon , Calitor , Carignan , Cinsaut , Folle Noir , Grenache Noir , Mourvèdre , Syrah and Tibouren . As we said, Bandol is the Provençal wine that is currently enjoying the greatest success worldwide, after rosés. The area is relatively small and lies about 50 kilometers east of Marseille along the Mediterranean coast and is famous for its red wines, based on the Mourvèdre grape variety. With the same grapes are also produced rosé wines, also aged in wood for up to eight months. Other famous areas worthy of mention are: Cassis , famous for its dry and light white wines, which have typically herbaceous aromas, perfect in combination with seafood dishes; Coteaux d'Aix-En-Provence, an area in which excellent red wines are produced; the Côtes de Provence which is the largest area, where three quarters of the production is reserved for great rosé wines.

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