In Cassis, white is king
It was in the 16th century that this wine-growing region specialised in producing white wine. From this date onwards, it became a Provençal speciality and forged a reputation for Cassis wines, although rosé wine dominates in Provence.
Over the last twenty years, the size of the Cassis vineyards has grown from 180 to 215 hectares. Twelve active estates are grouped together in the Syndicat des Vignerons, which ensures that all the standards for obtaining the AOC (appellation d’origine contrôlée – protected designation of origin) are respected (grape variety, pruning, cultivation methods, etc.)
Thanks to its geographical position, the wine produced in Cassis is unique. There are two main factors that come into play, Cassis has a wine-growing area between the sea and the mountains. The sea and the wind provide freshness and some saline notes, whereas the ochre rock of the Cap Canaille gives the wine plenty of minerality. After a few years of ageing, it is said that the white wine of Cassis even takes on notes of honey.