Wine of Provence

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Provence is a wine-producing region mainly known for its rosé wines, known as "wines of the sun" referring to the climate of the area, with a distinct Mediterranean character. After rosé wines, the second wines in importance would be the red ones, leaving the white wines in third place.

The area of Provence, contains the departments of Bouches-du-Rhône, Var and Alpes-Maritimes. Wine production includes a wide variety of wines, due to the diversity of strains used and their mixture in very different proportions.

Provence cultivates the red grape strains of Grenache, Carignan, Cinsault, Tibouren, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, among others. As regards the white strains, the main ones are Clairette, Rolle, Ugni Blanc, Semillon and Chardonnay. These are the most important ones, but others are also cultivated to a lesser degree.

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