10 of the world’s lowest calorie wines

2. St Louis de Provence

Calories per 125ml glass: 74

ABV: 13%

The Saint Louis Provence is made by Estandon Vignerons in Provence, and is notably light at just 74 calories a glass, according to Skinnybooze.co.uk. A blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Carignan, grapes used are grown in Coteaux Varois en Provence, which owes much of its character to a series of limestone and clay-limestone soils oriented from east to west with alternating seams of gravel and flint.

The Estandon brand itself was founded in 1947 by Jean Bagnis. Then, in 1973, wine growers from the wine cooperatives and other players in the Var created a Union of cooperatives, pooling their expertise. Over the following years, other wineries in the Var and Bouches-du-Rhône areas joined the group, adopting the Le Cellier de Saint Louis brand. In 2005, the Vignerons des Caves de Provence, owners of the Estandon brand, joined the Union, thereby creating the “Cercle des Vignerons de Provence”, representing 10% of Provence wine production at the time, and becoming Estandon Vignerons.

The vineyards used to produce Saint Louis Provence are currently undergoing organic conversion over a period of three years.

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