Provence has nine wine appellations with AOC status. The Côtes de Provence is the largest followed by Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence and Coteaux Varois en Provence. The other 6 AOC are Les Baux-de-Provence, Pierrevert, Bandol, Cassis, Bellet and Palette. The Côtes de Provence AOC includes 4 geographic designations that can place their names on the label: Fréjus, La Londe, Pierrefeu and Sainte-Victoire. The Côtes du Luberon AOC in the nearby Vaucluse département is occasionally cited by some sources with Provence due to some similarities in wine style; the appellation is however officially part of the Rhône wine region and its typicity more closely approaches that of its neighbour on its northern border, Côtes de Ventoux AOC, also a Rhône wine. The region has several vin de pays designations, with Bouches-du-Rhône, near Aix-en-Provence, being one of the most common designations seen abroad.
Figuière, Côtes de Provence Première Rouge 2015
At first glance you can see the deep intensity of the color and you want to know more. The bouquet indicates complexity: blackberry, licorice, Provence spices, cocoa beans. On the palate, this wine is rich, silky, balanced, and dense with a wonderful maturity and tannins that are thin yet present. Overall it is elegant, a wine that already feels ready but you sense it could stay in the cellar for a few more years.
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