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Oenological Experience

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If you've always wondered about the wines of the Esterel Côte d'Azur, we'll tell you all about it here ! 

The Oenological Map :


Practical, intuitive and attractive, the Oenological Map takes you on a journey of discovery of the Estérel's wineries to see life in pink!



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An invitation to discover the territory

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Some notions !

Grape variety : Type of vine plant characterized by its physical aspects: the shape of the leaves and bunches, the color of the grapes when ripe, and the composition of the grapes.

Among the grape varieties, we distinguish black grape varieties of Provence like mourvède, grenache, syrah, tibouren. But also white grape varieties such as rolle, clairette and ugni blanc.

Terroir : It is characterized by three elements : the soil in which the grape variety was planted, the climate and finally the intervention of the man in the transformation of the grape into wine. 

Vintage : corresponds to the year of harvest of the wine. The year of the wine is an important reference to know its quality and to understand the effect of the soil on the wine.

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Designations :

MAÎTRE CHAI : Cellar manager, the cellar master ensures the maturing of the wine, from the entry of the grapes in the cellar until the bottling.

IGP : The protected geographical indication is a European sign that designates a product whose characteristics are linked to the geographical place in which at least its production, its elaboration or its transformation takes place.

PDO: The protected designation of origin guarantees that the product has been transformed and elaborated in a determined geographical area. The PDO label is a sign granted by the European Union that allows to protect the name of the product.

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Appellation Côte de Provence :

Appellation Côte de Provence : It is an appellation of controlled origin carried mainly by the vineyards of Provence. The appellation is subject to the Mediterranean climate as well as to the characteristic soils of the Var (crystalline = mineral, and limestone = in the form of pebbles, clay)

Appellation Côte de Provence Fréjus : The appellation Côtes de Provence Fréjus stretches from the hills bordering the Argens to the shores of the Mediterranean. To the east of the AOC Côtes de Provence territory, it includes eight communes: Callas, Fréjus, La Motte, Le Muy, Puget-sur-Argens, Roquebrune-sur-Argens, Saint-Raphaël and Trans-en-Provence. Between the Maures and Estérel massifs, the soil, draining and rich in mineral salts, confers minerality and fullness to the terroir. Subjected to the maritime influence, this vineyard benefits from a mild and constantly airy climate. 

Domaine Viticole de Fréjus

Domains :

Our list of Côte de Provence Fréjus appellation domains: 

- Château de Cabran 

- Château Paquette 

- Domaine du Bercail

- Domaine le Jas des Oliviers 

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Did you know ?

Did you know ? 

Provence has a technical center dedicated to rosé wine! 

The objective is to contribute to the qualitative improvement of rosé wines by undertaking research and experimentation. The results will be published for professionals to help them improve their wine making.

Provençal winegrowers chose rosé wine many years ago and have acquired an experience and know-how that are unequalled to this day. 

domaine clos des roses Fréjus

Characteristics :

The type of soil gives characteristics to the wines:

- Siliceous* soils promote finesse, and bring subtle and floral notes (*is a trace element found in many minerals.)
- Clay gives harder, firmer, more powerful and alcoholic wines
- Limestone induces suppleness, mineral, floral and fruity notes

Why rosé wine ?

Rosé is not just a 21st century trend. When the Greeks planted the first vines in Provence, 2600 years ago, the wine they produced was already rosé! The method of maceration of red grapes, which gives color to red wines, was unknown at the time. Wines made from red grapes were therefore rosé.

Thus Provence is the oldest of the French vineyards and rosé wine the oldest of the wines.

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Agriculture :

Organic : 

Organic agriculture is a production method that finds its originality in the use of cultivation and breeding practices that respect natural balances. Thus, it excludes the use of synthetic chemicals, GMOs and limits the use of inputs.

Reasoned :

The reasoned agriculture applies to the agricultural productions taking into account the protection of the environment, the health and the animal welfare. The main idea is to optimize the economic result by controlling the quantities of inputs used.

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In organic conversion :

Before being certified, you must go through the conversion phase: 

This is the transition period between conventional farming and the time when the farm will be able to market its products under the organic label. The conversion of the land and the herds lasts between 2 and 3 years. It begins when the producer notifies the Agence BIO, commits to a certification body (OC) and rigorously respects the principles of the European specifications for organic production.

Routes around the vineyards :

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Come and bargain at the craft markets !

Arboring and hunting for little wonders that will please you and your loved ones!

Markets : 
Small market of Puget-sur-Argens :
- Open all year round

Village market of Roquebrune-sur-Argens :
- All year round, every Friday from 8am to 12:30pm.

Fayence market : 
- All year round, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8am to 1pm.


Successful dishes :

vin rouge château Vaudois

With a Côte de Provence Rouge :

Aperitifs : 

  • Green Tapenade
  • Moutounesse
  • Brissaouda


Appetizers : 

  • Piperade with peppers
  • Aïgo Boulido
  • Eggs à la provençale


Main courses : 

  • Provencal stew
  • Easter leg of lamb
  • Tian of eggplant with veal
château paquette vin blanc

With a Côte de Provence Blanc :


  • Anchoïade, toast et aïoli
  • Beignets de fleurs de courgette
  • Poutargue de Martigues
  • Artichauts à la Barigoule


Starters : 

  • Les escargots à la Provençale
  • L'asperge verte de lauris et sa tapenade
  • La Bourride


Dishes :

  • Les farcis
  • La sardinade à la provençale
  • Les moules à la provençale
cote de provence rosé

With a Côte de Provence Rosé :

Apéritifs : 

  • Anchoïade
  • Caviar d'aubergine à la provençale
  • Moutounesse


Starters : 

  • Bouillabaisse
  • Bourride provençale
  • Oeufs frits à la provençale


Dishes : 

  • Poupeton
  • Ratatouille
  • Bohémienne
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The sweet :

Desserts : 

  • Rosé goes very well with fruit
  • White with a flan for example
  • Red with chocolate


Wines and chocolate :

  • With dark chocolate/milk: rather a sweet red
  • For white chocolate: prefer white wines

On which restaurant menus can I find the wines ?

The vineyard in celebration

June : 

Wine fair 


July-August : 

Concert in the vineyards at Mas des Escaravatiers 

Fête en terrasses in Saint-Raphaël 

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pays de fayence - nord

Fayence area

The Pays de Fayence (Fayence district) has many great provencal villages. All of them have a particularity such as the view from Mons or the artistic streets of Tourrettes. Do no forget to stop in Seillans that has the label of "Most beautiful village in France"

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pays de fayence - sud

Fayence area

North of the A8 motorway, you will find the Pays de Fayence. Saint-Cassien lake, a real oasis of freshness in the Var, awaits you! Take a break at the Lake House before visiting the villages of Bagnols-en-Forêt, St-Paul-en-Forêt or Tanneron.

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roquebrune sur argens - la bouverie


The city of Roquebrune-sur-Argens is the most westerly of the destination. It includes three districts: La Bouverie, at the foot of Gorges du Blavet; The village, overlooked by its magnificent rock, and Les Issambres, with its nautical activities by the sea.

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les adrets de l'esterel

Les Adrets de l'Estérel

Les Adrets de l'Estérel is a small town located at the extreme southeastern Var. Bordering the Maritimes Alpes, it is composed of large green forests. The town overlooks the bay of Cannes and has an exceptional view on the Lérins Islands and the Corniche de l'Estérel.

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village de puget sur argens

Puget sur Argens

Puget sur Argens is a small village located in the middle of many wineries. Its commercial area, near the village, includes many shopping center. North of the village, the Bois du Defens give rise to several walks.

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roquebrune-sur-argens - les issambres

Les Issambres

Welcome to Les Issambres, the district of Roquebrune-sur-Argens located on the coast. True paradise with its 8 km of beaches and creeks, this family seaside resort, already frequented at the time by the Romans, is located between the Gulf of Saint-Tropez and Fréjus-Saint Raphaël.

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ville de frejus - saint-aygulf


Frejus, located halfway between Cannes and Saint-Tropez, is at the heart of the Côte d'Azur. Based on a sandstone buttress of the Esterel massif, the town dominates the valleys of Argens and Reyran. Frejus has the appearance of a small Provencal town whose new districts extend to the sea.

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saint-raphael - massif de l'esterel


65km from Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport, Saint-Raphaël is located between Cannes and Saint-Tropez. This seaside resort on the Mediterranean coast is at the bottom of the great Esterel mountains. Saint Raphael, whose city center is by the sea, is divided into different neighborhoods that have all their characteristics and their personalities.

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