Provence is the oldest wine region of France. It lies next to the Rhone River on the west and borders the Côte d´Azur on the east. The region is strongly focused on the production of rosé wines, which account for 88% of all production.
Most reds and rosé wines are based on Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah and tend to be blended with less known (authentic) black grapes.
White wines are mostly made from Ugni Blanc (also known as Trebbiano and it’s the most widespread variety in France), Clairette, Rolle (aka Vermentino) and Sémillon.