Oenologie - Les petites appellations méconnues à découvrir ! Les Grappes

Little-known appellations to discover!

Les Grappes invites you to discover the little-known wine appellations that often hide some very nice nuggets!

Côteaux d'Ancenis Malvoisie

The Coteaux d'Ancenis, at the crossroads of the vineyards of Nantes and Anjou, have a little golden treasure: Malvoisie, a sweet, golden, honeyed wine, perfect for aperitifs and desserts. With their beautiful golden colour, they have subtle and elegant aromas: white flowers, ripe fruits, exotic fruits. After a few years of ageing, the bouquet is enhanced by notes of spices, wax and honey.

It comes from a rare grape variety in the region, Malvoisie du Pays Nantais, better known as pinot gris. This variety produces elegant dry wines but is particularly suited to sweet wines due to its high sugar concentration.Coteauxd'Ancenis Malvoisie is best served as an aperitif and with dessert, but it can also be enjoyed throughout a meal. Coteaux d'Ancenis is also available in red and rosé with the Gamay grape variety.

Like its neighbours in the Nantes vineyards, the Coteaux d'Ancenis proudly claims its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, the only vineyard in France to be able to claim such an attachment.


Still little known and yet atypical by its name, theVinsobres appellation, a cru in the Drôme Provençale, has all the makings of a great wine thanks to the freshness and finesse of its red wines. These are qualities that are usually found in the northern Rhône Valley.

Vinsobres is a charming winegrowers' village, at altitude, in the heart of a veritable amphitheatre of vines benefiting from the influence of the pre-Alps. The terroir is characterised by its high proportion of Syrah, which gives it a spicy, gourmet flavour and a strong ageing potential.

Vinsobres are red wines only, with a strong colour intensity, fruity (red fruits), powerful and structured (good balance between alcohol and acidity) and a lot of freshness. They go wonderfully well with Provencal cuisine that is not too spicy (lamb, olives, truffles).

With an average price of 8 to 9€ for a bottle bought at the property.

Côtes de Provence la Londe

The beautiful unknown of Côtes de Provence is a vineyard overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Benefiting from an idyllic geographical position, between Toulon and Saint Tropez, the vineyard of this terroir denomination is located in the South-West of the Maures massif. 4 communes of the Var are included in the delimited area of Côtes de Provence La Londe: Bormes les Mimosas, La Crau, Hyères and La Londe les Maures. The preserved nature does not leave one indifferent. Some sumptuous wine estates like Figuière, Sainte Marguerite or Léoube welcome wine tourists.

In the heart of the region of the king rosé, the Côtes de Provence la Londe are increasingly present on the menus of the great starred tables of the French Riviera. The rosés are generally pale and aromatic with notes of apricot, grapefruit or exotic fruits. They stand out for their beautiful balance between minerality and roundness.

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