The wines of the AOC Cassis are produced on only 210 hectares of the commune of Cassis. Only 12 domains are installed on this appellation which is one of the oldest, created in 1936. About one million bottles are produced each year, about 75 % of Cassis wine production is certified in organic farming.
The magnificent limestone terroir enhances Cassis wine and brings it a beautiful minerality. Cassis wines are born on plots enjoying exceptional sunshine and the influence of maritime sprays. They are also preserved from the mistral by Cape Canaille, also known as the highest cliff in France (about 400 m). White Cassis accounts for 80% of the appellation’s production, while rosé and red Cassis represent the remaining 20 %. The main grape varieties used to produce white Cassis are Clairette, Ugni Blanc, Sauvignon, Bourboulenc, Pascal and Marsanne. With regard to rosé and red Cassis wines, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Carignan and Grenache are in the spotlight. Harvests remain manual and careful selection of clusters is carried out.
The wines of Cassis are mainly whites, very popular because they match both the aperitif and throughout a meal. They deliver citrus scents, white flowers enhanced with mineral and iodised notes or honey and almonds, borrowed from the terroir and are considered to be the best white wines of Provence. Rich and fruity, they are ideally paired with Mediterranean cuisine, seafood and fish as well as exotic cuisine. The Cassis rosés also enjoy an excellent reputation, especially thanks to their fruity and gourmet nose. Less well known, Cassis red wine is mostly tannic with notes of laurel and thyme, it becomes more complex as it ages.
Chateau Barbanau la Girafe Verte rosé wine is a beautifull Provence wine !
Domaine Paternel Provence makes here a rose whith a combination of grenache and cinsault.It confers long fruit flavours and fresh finish.
Domaine Bodin Cassis wine Emile Bodin is light boddied refreshing and fruity cassis wine.
Domaine du Paternel Provence white wine is beautifull !
Chateau Fontcreuse Cassis Rose wine fresh fruity and generous !Vin Bio
Domaine Bodin Pur Jus de Gouttes fresh and fruity with a touvh of minerality, a great white wine from Cassis
Chateau Barbanau Clos Valbruyere Cassis white wine is a beautifull Cassis wine !
Chateau de Fontcrese Cassis White wine, what a great white wine from cassis !Vin Bio
Fontcreuse vinyard Red Wine is less famous than the cassis white wine but it will nevertheless surprise you buy is aromatic tanins. to be discovered!
This rose wine from Domaine du Paternel is an excellent rose wine from cassis !