Perhaps someday the stars will align so we can visit Provençe. But, in the meantime, we can invite Provençe to our table. Dining ‘a la Provençal’ is a delightful way to entertain, gather with friends and enjoy the outdoors. Whether in the city or beachside, you can enjoy Dining ‘a la Provençal’ with 5 Tips to Host a Provençe Gathering with Les Sarrins Rosé.
Select the Location
- Provençe is about slowing down and enjoying the outdoors. Pick a garden, a lake, or a beachside that is not crowded and where you can gather with your guests to immerse in the experience of decelerating and savor the moment of togetherness.
Decorate à la Provençe Style
- Set a pretty table and decorate with floral motifs resembling Provençe. You can add fresh or dried lavender to flower buckets or vases. Then, make it cozy with some blankets, cushions, or comfy chairs.
Create an Uncomplicated Menu
- Start by adding savory snacks such as sliced baguettes with black and green olive tapenade. You can also add light cheeses and crackers with a drizzle of olive oil. Add fresh herbs such as mint or rosemary for decoration.
Include Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Add some fresh berries, whatever is in season, either cherries or strawberries. You can add raw vegetables or invest a bit more time and elevate those cooking skills to include a Chèvre Froide Salad or perhaps a Salad Niçoise, which is the perfect excuse for a pure Provençal gathering.
Pair this with Côtes de Provençe Les Sarrins Rosé 2021
- The occasion wouldn’t be complete in refined Provencal style without plenty of chilled Côtes de Provençe Rosé. I recommend pairing these delicacies with Les Sarrins Rosé 2021 from Chateau des Sarrins for a Pure Provençal experience.
Pale pink , bright and clear
Aromas of white fruit combined with citrus notes and hints of floral. Fine and delicate.
On the palate, fine and delicate with fresh notes of peach, strawberry, and a long and persistent finish.
Les Sarrins Rosé 2021 is available for purchase at UnCorked.
An authentic Pure Provençe Rosé
There are many French Rosé available in the market, but what does it mean when I describe Les Sarrins Rosé 2021 as a Pure Provençe? First, it has to be with the flavor characteristics that make it have a specific body structure yet is fine and fresh. A Rosé can only achieve those characteristics if it is produced in a particular wine region, the blend composition, and with the producer.
For Instance, Côtes de Provençe AOP Les Sarrins Rosé 2021 is an artful blend of 60% Grenache, 25% Cinsault, 10% Rolle (Vermentino), and 5% Mourvèdre produced by Chateau des Sarrins. Perhaps you will say that is a typical Rosé of the appellation. Still, Les Sarrins exemplifies Pure Provençe on every sip because of the delicate and fresh aromas and lengthy and rounded finish. Fortunately, Les Sarrins Rosé is new to the US market and imported by Terlato Wines.
In 1995, Champagne producer Bruno Paillard purchased Domaine des Sarrins, a small estate in Provence, Off the beaten path, nestled amongst rolling hills, olive groves, and vineyards in the tiny Provençal village of Saint Antonin du Var. Initially, it was a summer residence for his family until he realized the terroir surrounding Domaine’s location was very special. Located halfway between the foothills of the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea in the Côtes de Provençe AOP, he recognized the specific micro-climate with the benefits of sunshine, altitude, and a Mediterranean influence were ideal for the production of Rosé.