Great Provence rosé can transport you to the south-east corner of France, where the sun shines and a passion for its trademark dry and refreshing rosé wine radiates throughout the local culture. It’s a wine perfect with food, after work drinks or indulgent weekends. Actually, it’s great anytime.
I’ve asked our wine experts to give me some recommendations, the five of the best from our ever growing range:
Jean-Luc Colombo Les Collines aux Lavandes Rosé, Méditerranée >>
A light, refreshing, dry rosé with abundant yet subtle red fruit characters, dominated by powerful aromas reminiscent of the Mediterranean scrubland (garrigue). On the palate, notes of black olives, herbs and fresh fruit evoke the terroir of the Mediterranean coast. Made from a blend of Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre from vineyards nestled in the hills above Marseille; the beautiful and aptly named Blue Coast in a glass.
Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé, Lumière, Estandon >>
Coteaux Varois lies about 15 miles north of Toulon surrounded by the larger Côtes de Provence region; it is generally cooler here than its more famous neighbour and the grapes ripen slower. A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault; cool-fermented to retain the grapes aromatics. Salmon-pink, the nose shows vibrant aromas of peach and strawberry; the dry palate reflects the nose, but is also backed by citrus fruit on the refreshing finish.
Côtes de Provence Rosé, Légende, Estandon >>
An exceptional rosé made from premium grapes grown on chalk and clay vineyards located on southerly facing hillsides close to the Mediterranean. The blend is mainly Grenache and Syrah, with the addition of Vermentino providing freshness. Only a few hundred cases are made, assembled from a number of cuvées, some fermented and aged in oak barrels. The nose shows intense, complex aromas of strawberry, peach and other stone fruit. The palate is rich, almost creamy, with plenty of length and weight.
Côtes de Provence Rosé, M, Minuty >>
Hand-harvested Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah grapes are selected for this aromatic and fresh rosé. After crushing and destemming, the juice is allowed a short stay on the skins, of about three hours before pressing; after settling, the resultant very pale pink must is then fermented at low temperatures to preserve its aromas. Bright and perfumed, the wine offers up peach, candied orange and hints of red summer berries.
Côtes de Provence Rosé, Pure, Mirabeau >>
Fashioned from grapes grown in some of the highest vineyards in the Côtes de Provence. Grenache is blended with the punchier Syrah with its ripe cherry and raspberry flavours; a smattering of Vermentino provides delicacy and a hint of white pepper. Provençal, herbaceous ‘garrigue’ flavours meld well with hints of grapefruit, cherry and orange blossom on a palate which finishes on a refreshing minerally note.
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