Coteaux d’Aix en Provence, Côtes de Provence and Coteaux Varois produce mostly red and rosé wines from the customary grape varieties of the region, and the Vins de Pays in this region include Bouches du Rhône and Var.
Bandol is a well-regarded cru located very close to the sea and whose wines must be at least 50% Mourvedre and spend 18 months in cask. The whites from Bandol uses Cairette, Ugni Blanc, Bourbelenc and Sauvignon Blanc. Cassis, a beach town famous for its coves or calanques, is known for white wine produced from its terraced vineyards and blended from the customary varieties.
Palette is located further inland and is well known because of one famous property: Château Simone. Here the red uses customary grapes blended with local specialties such as Teolier, Castet, Manosquan, Branfeignas. The white is from the customary varieties plus Muscat.
Bellet produces similar wines, with the addition of Braquet and Folle Noir to the reds, and Chardonnay is blended with the Rolle.
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