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Alpes de Haute-Provence

Département in the southeast of France with the capital Digne-les-Bains in the political region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. It borders the Départements Alpes Maritimes (O), Var (S), Vaucluse (W), Drôme (NW) and Hautes-Alpes (N), as well as Italy (NO). The wine-growing areas belong to the Provence wine region. The IGP area covering the entire département is called Alpes de Haute-Provence. There are no local IGP areas. The département is also part of the large regional IGP area Méditerranée.

80% red, 15% rosé and 5% white wines are produced. The main quantity comes from the Durance valley in the east. The most important red wine varieties are Grenache Noir(Garnacha Tinta), Cinsaut,Syrah, Carignan Noir(Mazuelo), Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The most important white wine varieties are Ugni Blanc(Trebbiano Toscano), Clairette, Chardonnay and Muscat Blanc. Well known producers are Cave la Madeleine and Domaine de Régusse.

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