It was the first wine made from roses, when the technology of steeping the skin and grape juice was not very advanced and it was difficult to produce red wine as it is qualified today. It was “claret” wine, with a rather dense color, which, with some exceptions, no longer corresponded at all to the current “rose” trend. Actually, Today’s trend for very pale color. started before Provencal . Labels (Côtes de Provence, Coteaux d’Aix en Provence, Coteaux Varois en Provence), which publishes a color scheme ranging from very pale pink (“pearl” wine) with agate. By drinking very pure wine, the consumer gets the impression that he is drinking alcohol in minimal quantities. This is a mistake. There are very light, well-arranged roses, and darker roses that are delicate and delicate.
But some resist dictate color. “Rosés de terroirs, let us unite” is the slogan of a new association wishing to defend Rosés More intense in colour, more structured and drenched, so advance a possibility of aging for a few years. At the initiative of Tavel, the producers joined the association. They come from Bandol, Bordeaux (“clairet”), Costières de Nîmes, Champagne (Rosé des Riceys), Sancerre, Côtes du Rhône, Italy (Chiaretto di Bardolino) and even … Côtes de Provence.
In twenty years, global consumption of roses has increased by 40%. France remains – by far – the number one producing country with approximately 35% of production. Followed by Spain, the United States and Italy. today, The rose accounts for 10.5% of the world’s wine consumption. its advantages? wine UnboundAnd change my brainwhich does not require a symbol to appreciate it or scientific language to describe it. Of course, the rose benefits from summer blessing statusEven if its consumption is no longer just seasonal.
Fresh roses crunchy with fruits
- Am Stram gram “L’Echappée Belle”, IGP Pays d’Oc 2021
Two Languedoc winemakers, Laurent Calmel and Jerome Joseph, produce wines based on freshness and elegance. Like this rose produced from Grenache Noir and Senso grapes. Light, fluffy, charming fruit. Will appreciate (serves about 8 degrees) a mixed salad (with chunks of bacon, nicoise).
2. Amicone, Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie 2020, Cantine Di ora (Italy)
Pale, salmon-colored, this Venetian Pinot Gris is dotted with rosy after soaking the juice and leather for eight hours to get the desired color, making it an authentic. Lightly fruity (blueberries, cherries), it should be drunk about 10 degrees with tuna salad, capers and sun-dried tomatoes.
- Carrefour Hyper and Market: 9.99 €
3. Chateau Vivon, Côtes de Provence 2020
Around the village of Le Castellet, on the heights of Bandol, Domaine vines offer us a rose made of Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Grenache. Elegant fruit and fresh acidity at the end. in organic conversion. It would go perfectly (about 8 degrees) with a very Provencal specialty, pan bagnat.
4. Source of Joy, Languedoc 2021, Gerard Bertrand (Biography)
First, we are fans of the beautiful curved bottle. Then we discover a wine (partly aged in barrels) with intense and delicious fruit. Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault are grown organically. About 10 degrees, it will be accompanied by grilled fish.
5. Let’s go fish! Vin de France 2021, Domaine Gardiés (Biography)
A modern color, this “gray” wine is produced by one of the best estates in Roussillon. Carignan and Cinsault planted on the black shale of Espira de l’Agly (near Perpignan), they gave us this slippery rose but, don’t be mistaken, it’s warm too! To mix (about 8 degrees) shrimp with grilled squid.
- Robb (Wolwe Saint-Pierre): 15.50 euros
6. Xavier Vignon, Côtes du Rhône 2020 (organic)
A formidable winemaker, the wine world offers a full range of Rhone wines. Among them, this is a rose whose grapes are grown organically (cinsault, mourvèdre, syrah and grenache). Fruity, bountiful and grape-free (just enough). He’ll have a staple of Provencal summer cuisine: pesto soup.
7. Old farm, France wine 2021
The Perrin family (owners of the famous Château de Baucastel in Châteauneuf-du-Pape) created this wine with a name reminiscent of rurality. This rose, made with Grenache, has a pale pink color. The palate is delicious, crunchy and charming. So, let’s go to grilled sausages, marijuana sausages and spiced spareribs. Presented at 8 degrees.
Full-bodied rose wine
8. Chateau Leduc, Bordeaux-Cleris 2020
Solid color for this “Clairet” combines Merlot and Cabernet-Sauvignon. An intense nosed of the ripe red fruits (strawberry and cherry) for this gourmet, fresh and luscious rose. To enjoy about 8 degrees Celsius with fish rice (tuna, salmon).
- Machart (Excelles): 8.80 €
9. Les Ormes de Lagrange, Bordeaux Claret 2020
It’s a fruit bomb! Severe nose characterized by a basket of red fruits, fluffy, abundant. Suggestions of red clafoutis fruit on the palate. It ends with a nice hint of liveliness. Generous claret to drink about 8-10 degrees. on the plate? Grilled shrimp, sushi.
- Carrefour Hyper and Market: 6.49 €
10. Domaine de la Mordorée “Queen of the Jungle”, Tavel 2020 (organic)
It is the star of the label. With each vintage, Mireille (mother) and Ambre (daughter) Delorme Tavel deliver subtle, elegant, harmonious and distinctive. The wide, sensual, aromatic palate is delicate and of good length. Simply standout! It would be appreciated (about 10 degrees) with the noise of roasted red mullet and rosemary lamb.
- Wine markets (wafer): €18.40
11. Château La Genestière, Cuvée Les Galets, Tavel 2021
Syrah and Grenache contribute to the captivating magic of this intensely colored rose. The mouth plays in the log of red fruits (cherries, currants) and sweet spices. Pair it with Indian-inspired poultry (tikka masala, tandoori) and simmer about 10 degrees.
12. Tre Stelle rosé 2021, Basilicata (Italy)
This is a rose native to this region of southern Italy located between Puglia, Calabria and Campania. The Aglianico grape characterizes this wine with its cherry color and intense fruit (ripe red fruits). Ideal around 8-10 degrees to accompany a swordfish burrow.