Below are grape varieties that conform to AOP Coteaux Varois en Provence classification. Varieties identified in black are red (also called “black”) grapes and those in green are white grapes.

The proportion by grape variety (specified below) refers to the percentage of the total area of the vineyard that must to be planted with a specific variety (referred to as *encépagement*). Some AOP/AOC regulations will also specify a proportion of the blend (referred to as *assemblage*) for a given color of wine in order to be classified as an AOP/AOC wine.

COLOR OF WINE | PRINCIPAL VARIETIES | SECONDARY VARIETIES | NOTES: |
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AOP « Coteaux Varois en Provence » | |||

Red | Cinsaut, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah | Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Tibouren | The proportion of the principal varietal must greater than or equal to 80 % of the total. At least two of the principal varietals must be present in the blend and the proportion of each must be less than or equal to 90% of the total.
The red wines must be blended with at least 2 grape varieties with at least one being a principal grape variety. The blend must consist of the principal variety or varieties being greater than of equal to 50% of the blend. |

Rosé | Cinsaut, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah | Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Tibouren | The proportion of the principal varietal must greater than or equal to 80 % of the total. At least two of the principal varietals must be present in the blend and the proportion of each must be less than or equal to 90% of the total.
The rosé wines must be a blend of at least 2 grape varieties with at least one being a principal grape variety. The blend must consist of the principal variety or varieties being greater than of equal to 50% of the blend. |

White | Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Semillon, Ugni Blanc, Vermentino | The proportion of Vermentino must be greater than or equal to 30 % of the total. The proportion of Semillon must be less than or equal to 30 % of the total. The proportion of Ugni Blanc must be less than or equal to 25 % of the total.
The white blend proportion of grapes or wine must be in the same proportion as was planned for the plantings. |

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