The Côtes de Provence Notre-Dame des Anges designation extends through an extraordinary environment, surrounding the Plaine des Maures National Nature Reserve. The landscape encompasses umbrella pines, oak trees and chestnut groves, where close to 180 protected species live together in harmony.
Cut off from any maritime influence by the presence of the Massif des Maures, the Notre-Dame des Anges region is subject to a Mediterranean climate with continental influences, featuring cool, wet winters (900 mm/year) and particularly hot, dry summers. The temperature range associated with this climate allows the grapes to reach peak phenolic maturity whilst maintaining the acidity of the berries.
28% of the total area is certified or undergoing conversion to organic farming or HEV (High Environmental Value).
The entire sector is located on the same geological formation Permian sandstone dating from the Palaeozoic era (the oldest geological remains in the appellation), on which four main types of soils can be found:
along the edges of the Maures mountain range
whose red colour is one of the visible characteristics of this terroir
Les Arcs-sur-Argens, Carnoules, Taradeau, Vidauban, Le Cannet-des-Maures, La Garde-Freinet, Le Luc-en-Provence, Les Mayons, Gonfaron et Pignans> Download a PDF version of the map