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The rosés of Provence

“#DrinkPink #ThinkPink #PinkWineMakesMeHappy #RoséTime #RoséAllDay #RoséEveryday – The hashtags for rosé wine abound! With summer here, the shelves are lined with various shades “of pink.

“Rosé is so refreshing, so delicious and the perfect wine to pair with just about anything. Rosé wines are made all over the world but the home of rosé is Provence, France. As the sun shines, the “temperatures rise and I open a bottle of rosé, I recall my recent visit to Provence and to Chateau Gassier.

“Provence is a large region in the southeast of France. There are three main AOP (Appellation d’Origine Protégée) in Provence: Côte d’Aix en Provence, Côte Varois and Côte de Provence.  Côte de
“Provence is the largest area, extending over more than 20,000 hectares, and makes up 75 percent of the production. Within the Côte du Provence there are four Crus: Fréjus, Pierrefeu, La Londe “and Sainte Victoire.

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Allison Levine, June 22, 2017
The rosés of Provence