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Time for a Rosé !

Spring is here and temperatures are going up and as soon as we reach 20° here in Provence we change our drinking habits. While winter «apéritifs» are all about rich red wines, Rosé is a symbol our spring late afteroons !

Rosé wine is not yet popular the world over, but it’s a big thing here in Provence. Who doesn’t like a chilled glass of Rosé on a late sunny afternoon with a few olives and some cheese ?! Certainly not us !

We’ve been making rosé wine in Provence for … 26 centuries ! Might sound a lot but the first wine makers, the Greeks, who planted the first vines around Marseille, did not know much about leaving the grape skins in the juices. Therefore the wines then produced had a very light colour. They were drinking Rosé without knowing it !

Today the production in Provence is vrey important since it represents about 90% of our production ! About half of the rosé wine produced in France comes from our region. We are masters at making it (and drinking it !)

Drinking Rosé is a symbol of the «art de vivre à la Provençale» and we have a wide selection to choose from.

From St Rémy de Provence in Les Alpilles down to St Raphaël on the mediterranean coast, you can choose among quality labelled Côtes de Provence, Bandol or Côteaux d’Aix and much more !

Think Rosé on your next trip to Provence !