France remains the world capital of viticulture, attracting the enduring fascination of viticultural experts and amateurs alike. Find out what wine expert, Victoria Koning of Mirabeau Wine, had to say about the wines of the region:
“Provence’s sunny climate and herbal landscape known as ‘garrigue’ are reflected in the deliciously fruity pale pink wine, rosé, which is delicately balanced with fresh acidity that makes this style of wine so versatile. Quality rosé wines are enjoyed as an aperitif on a lovely summer’s day, as much as they are at the table over candlelight paired with fine food.
“Other regional grapes used for Provence rosé include Grenache Noir, Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, and sometimes Cabernet Sauvignon. The herbal notes of Syrah make it a perfect match for Mediterranean foods and the slightly darker colour is reminiscent of classic rosés. Grenache grapes deliver elegant, paler wines that are excellent with a variety of cuisines.”