AN AMAZING PALETTE OF GRAPES

AN IMPRESSIVE COLLECTION OF WHITE GRAPE VARIETIES MAKE UP THE
CASSIS VINEYARDS. MARSANNE AND CLAIRETTE FORM THE BACKBONE.

Major varieties

Each vineyard must be planted with at least 60 % Marsanne and Clairette which are the two major varieties in the appellation. Marsanne originates from the northern Rhone valley and has acclimated beautifully to the seacoast. Marsanne contributes delicate, elegant aromas highlighted with notes of white flowers, and it provides a good lingering finish. As Marsanne ages, it gives off subtle notes of honey. Clairette is native to Provence and thrives on arid limestone soils. It is perfectly suited to the thin, dry harsh soils in the Cassis vineyards. Clairette contributes to the freshness of the Cassis whites, bringing scents of anis, acacia honey and white fruits. Clairette also expresses the garrigue or fragrant wild herbes de Provence, and contributes body and fleshiness.