PROVENCE WINES - OUR SELECTION
The House of Breban offers a varying range of quality wines: AOP (AOC) Côtes de Provence, AOP (AOC) Coteaux Varois en Provence, AOP (AOC) Coteaux d'Aix en Provence, AOP (AOC) Bandol wines (appellation of origin), wines IGP (protected geographical indication), and sparkling wines.
Appellations and denominations such as AOP (AOC) and IGP are official labels certifying the originality of products and safeguarding their respective identities.
Our Wines of AOP Cotes de Provence
ROSE WINE MIMI EN PROVENCE
ROSE WINE CARTE NOIRE
ROSE WINE CHÂTEAU CASTEL DES MAURES
ROSE WINE DOMAINE DE PARIS
ROSE WINE DOMAINE LES GRES
ROSE WINE DOMAINE DE PONTFRACT
ROSE WINE CHÂTEAU DEFFENDS
ROSE WINE L’OPALE DE LA PRESQU’ILE
AOP Coteaux Varois en Provence
ROSE WINE DOMAINE LA COLOMBE
ROSE WINE (BIO) DOMAINE DU LOOU
ROSE WINE DOMAINE SAINT ESTIENNE
AOP Coteaux d'Aix-en Provence wines
ROSE WINE CHAPELLE ST VICTOR
ROSE WINE DOMAINE VALFONT
IGP quality Country wines
ROSE WINE LES HAUTS PLATEAUX
ROSE WINE DOMAINE DE PONTFRACT
ROSE WINE DOMAINE DE LA COLOMBE
ROSE WINE AOP CASA ROSSA
ROSE WINE IGP CASA ROSSA
ROSE WINE AOP DOMAINE FAZI
ROSE WINE IGP DOMAINE FAZI
ROSE WINE IGP ALZITELLA
Rosé Wines, White and Red Wines classified as AOP (protected appellation of origin) and IGP (protected geographical indication) are produced in accordance with clearly specified standards and must correspond to the criteria defined for each product. AOP is a European quality standard that certifies the authenticity of a given wine, its geographic origin, or the nature of the unique agricultural expertise involved with its production. IGP is a European quality standard, created in 1992 to distinguish authentic agricultural products and products related to the particular geographical area in which they were cultivated.
AOP and IGP are designations applied to products in Europe. The criteria for obtaining AOP certification are more stringent in comparison to the IGP designation, which explains the superior grade of AOP wines in terms of quality relative to those bearing the IGP label. AOP and IGP are official designation of origin and quality promulgated in accordance with European standards, and their governing criteria are determined by the European Union Commission. In France the AOP and IGP are controlled by the INAO (National Institute of Appellations of Origin).
AOP, "Appellation of origin", is an official certification of quality. It identifies a product, guarantee quality and characteristics of growing soil, know-how of the grower or vintner, and conditions of production. INAO specify the criterias of each AOP and formalize the process by prescription (ordinance) of production. According to AOP, a wine is defined as a beverage obtained exclusively by fermentation of grape, and must be without additional ingredients or additives. Under the terms of currently prevailing production rules, “Appellation of Origin” is defined as a production area, with a specific yield limitation, grape varietals and percentage of each grape variety in the blend, minimum alcohol in the finished product, harvest modality, winemaking and aging conditions. All wines claiming the AOP are subject to analysis and taste. They are to be officially approved by the INAO.
Designation IGP is applied to quality "Country Wine". The designation IGP is not to be confused with an appellation, as criterias of control and certification are different from AOP. Yield, minimum alcohol content, lower volatile acidity, and sulphur dioxide content must correspond to the particular criteria of this designation. “Country wines IGP” are subject to verification of their organoleptic qualities by a special tasting commission. Commencing in 2009, all “country wines” recognized on European level receive the IGP designation.