Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence is the second-largest Provençal wine appellation. It lies in the west/northwestern region of Provence, forming a triangular area known for its limestone ranges. Wine production is concentrated in the sedimentary basins adjacent to a succession of small ranges running parallel to the coast. The main village in the region is the historic town of Aix-en-Provence.
The Aix vineyards date back to the 6th century BC. Cultivated over time by the Romans, the Medieval monks, and the counts of Provence, the vineyards became known to most of the courts of Europe in the 15th century. In 1985 the area was granted AOC status. Its wines are respected by wine lovers the world over.
Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence rosé and red wines are produced from the same grape varieties. Lively, fruity, and aromatic with a bright pale-pink color, the rosés should be served chilled, at a temperature of 45° to 55°F.