Famous for their rosés, the vineyards of Provence–Côte d’Azur also produce a large selection of equally exceptional red and white wines. The Bouches-du-Rhône IGP
wines enjoy a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm, sometimes very hot, summers with temperatures as high as 40°C. Rainfall is erratic and often comes in the form of violent storms. The Mistral wind, which blows very strongly in the region, has a beneficial influence on the vine. The Bouches-du-Rhône IGP
, which stretches along the coast or winds through the valleys of the hinterland, offers a superb and very diverse backdrop for the production of wine.
As in all the Mediterranean vineyards, there is a mixture of grape varieties planted within the Bouches-du-Rhône IGP. For the Bouches-du-Rhône IGP red wines, the Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan, Cabernet Franc, Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Counoise are used. For the Bouches-du-Rhône IGP white, the wine growers plant mainly Ugni Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc and Rolle. There are also the Muscat à Petits Grains, Chasan, Chardonnay and Sauvignon. Special mention should be made of the Bouches-du-Rhône IGP wines produced by Château Revelette and Domaine de Trévallon.