June 1, 2022

Your summer is coming up rosé .. from the South of France!

More South of France rosés for you!

If rosé is your thing, and pinks from the south of France in particular, here is a fresh bunch for your delectation. Another bonus is that they are all on the more affordable side.

The Southern coastal regions of France seem to have made it their goal to make the connection between pale dry rosé and summer. Considering how the mere mention of the Côte d’Azur brings to mind sunshine and warm sandy beaches, it is not hard to imagine why.

Luckily, I make it my own personal goal to try as many as I can in the name of ‘work’.

And after you have read up on these wines, there are some cracking recommendations in ‘ Rosé wines from the South of France are so good that you will blush to drink anything else!!  ‘.

Baron M

Baron M Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence Rosé

Baron M is made by the Double family of Chateau de Beaupré. This rosé is a blend of Provencal stalwarts of predominantly Grenache and Carignan with an addition of Cabernet Sauvignon. Baron ‘M’s’ pale and delicate pink hue has a bronzed shimmer and aromas of raspberry, lavender, cream and spice. Unsurprisingly, a well made rosé like this is hard to resist. (£10)

Vidal Fleury

Vidal Fleury Côtes du Rhône Rosé

Well. Ok. So, this is Côtes du Rhône so not quite the ‘South of France’. However, it is good drinking. A fresh flush of light berries and cream hit the palate. There is some added spice which adds interest and complexity. This is a good reminder that the  Côtes du Rhône should not be overlooked for a more fashionable provenance. (£10 | US$13)

Mirabeau Pure rosé

Mirabeau Pure is a Provence rosé that is classic in style. It is a bone dry pink blend made from juicy grenache (60%) partnered with its traditional companion syrah. As you would expect, it is a dry rosé. However, it has plenty of ripe berry and stone fruit amongst the savoury mineral palate. There is a silky smoothness along the palate that will tempt the fussiest of pink drinkers. This one is good for all year. (£14 | US$22)

Rose des plages South of France rosé

Rose des Plages

Rosé des Plages is an onion skin hued pink rosé. It is made by the local co-operative in Saint- Saturnin-de-Lucien in the Languedoc. Just inland from the coast at Montpellier. Not only is the colour an attractive bronze, it also has abundant creamy summer fruit. And it goes down a treat. (£10)

Greg & Juju

Greg & Juju Rosé

A salmon pink coloured rosé from the Languedoc producer Domain Preignes with vibrance of summer ripened berry fruit and a silkiness that finishes up fresh. Being a Pinot Noir and Grenache blend, it is a little off beat for what you might expect, yet it will not disappoint. It is a drier style that makes for good drinking.

For more, please click here. ‘ Rosé wines from the South of France are so good that you will blush to drink anything else!!  ‘.

Categories

Looking for a something specific, please use search:

You May Also Like…

New world takes on Old world classics 2!

New world takes on Old world classics 2!

NEW VENUE! NEW NIGHT! A winelover's face-off! Back by popular request with another three sets! Where is this 'new world'? Is new always best? Are the originals worth the money? What is even the difference? Are the new and exciting wines worth the hype? Can traditional...

Albarino! Alvarinho! Why we love it!

Albarino! Alvarinho! Why we love it!

Albarino or Alvarinho? Well, it depends on where you come from really it does. Same grape, different accent! Albarino in Spain and when it crosses the border into neighbouring Portugal, it likes to be called Alvarinho.  It is the star white wine grape...

Bodegas del Palacio Albarino de Fefiñanes

Bodegas del Palacio Albarino de Fefiñanes

Who makes it? The makers of Albarino de Fefiñanes, Palacio of Fefiñanes, is one of the world's Albarino specialists.  It is therefore unsurprising that this is just one of four wines produced with this Spanish/Portuguese native white grape variety. Of...

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.