4 Wines from Provençe to enjoy now!

4 Wines from Provençe to enjoy now!

How long have we known you, Wines from Provence? Yet still need more of the lavender fields or their aromatic and delicious rosé blend!

Well, let me tell you that Provençal Rosé is the staple Rosé for a reason. I’m pretty sure many of you started here and then moved on to different styles of Rosé. Or I should say I started here and then moved to other styles of Rosé! Well, there is a reason why we are introduced into Provençal Rosé first than any other region. 

Provençal Rosé wines are an excellent value for their quality and are readily available year-round. They pair well with summer cuisine, but knowing your producer is essential for the best experience. Hence, since I’m revisiting the region by the glass, let me share 4 Wines from Provençe to enjoy now from recently discovered producers. 

Mathilde Chapoutier Selection Côtes de Provence ORSURO 2022 (SRP: $21)

Mathilde Chapoutier is the daughter of M. Chapoutier, one of my favorite producers from the Rhone Valley. She has been doing this Provencal Rosé for a few years. I am lucky to recommend a Provencal made for a woman pushing her boundaries and hitting that summer profile but very elegant. Aromas and flavors of citrus, grapefruit, and white-fleshed fruit show a subtle soft character underpinned by fine acidity, structure, and a refreshing finish. Excellent as an aperitif or served with goat cheese.

Maison Mirabeau 

Stephen and Jeany Cronk, a British couple, founded Maison Mirabeau in 2010, intending to produce world-class rosé in Provence. They left their corporate jobs and sold their London home to pursue their dream. The couple gradually developed close relationships with some of the best growers in the Côtes de Provence appellation and built their brand. In 2019, they acquired their own Domaine in the latest sub-region of Côtes de Provence, Notre-Dames des Anges. The property has 14 hectares of AOP vines, which are farmed organically using regenerative practices to increase soil strength and resilience to climate change.

Maison Mirabeau Forever Summer Rosé 2022 ($17)

Forever Summer is a tribute to the joy of living. This rosé wine, made primarily with Grenache grapes, brings to mind warm sunshine, clear blue skies, and memorable moments shared with loved ones. Its pale apricot color is pleasing to the eye, and its aroma is bursting with the scents of red fruits, such as raspberries and pomegranate, with a subtle hint of peppery spice. Forever Summer is suitable for vegans and boasts a round and flavorful taste, with hints of white cherry and pomegranate, culminating in a refreshing citrus finish. A quintessential French rosé that pairs beautifully with grilled fish, salads, and roasted Mediterranean vegetables.

Maison Mirabeau Pure Rosé Côtes de Provence 2022 ($27)

Lovingly referred to as ‘Provence in a Glass,’ Mirabeau’s flagship rosé wine is Grenache-based. It was inspired by long, languid days on the Côte d’Azur. This versatile glass bottle has a beautiful ripple design. To produce this wine high-altitude grapes come into play. On the palate, it has a refreshing mineral taste with hints of white peach, pear, grapefruit, and pomelo. It also has a fun mix of red berries and citrus notes on the palate. Bright and mouthwatering with a lasting, mineral finish.

Fleur De Mer Cotes de Provence Rosé 2022 (SPR: $22)

Winemaker Florian Lacroux selected Cinsault, Grenache, and Carignan to form the core of the blend, supported by other extraordinary Provençal grapes in a beautifully harmonious, layered Rosé wine. This Provence rosé is called “Flower of the Sea” and is named after the fragrant lavender in the region. It has a lovely crispness and elegance, with delightful red fruit flavors and a touch of lavender blossom. The lively acidity adds to its overall appeal. This style of rosé is ideal as both an aperitif and a wine and pairs with light summer fares such as salads and seafood.

Oh, Provence Provence! 


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