Rosé Wines from Provence

For all SEA­SONS For all OC­CA­SIONS

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Sum­mer is syn­ony­mous with rosé – and rosé is prac­ti­cally syn­ony­mous with Provence. In fact, this spec­tac­u­lar Mediter­ranean re­gion ded­i­cates 88% of its wine pro­duc­tion to this cat­e­gory, in a fresh, sharp and re­fresh­ing style. To­day, r osé from Provence is more than just pa­tio wine. Year-round, on the beach or with a gourmet meal, it’s the ideal com­pan­ion for any oc­ca­sion.


Sum­mer­time means im­promptu evenings with friends on the balcony, in the back­yard or in the park. When the cork pops and the rosé starts flow­ing, that’s your cue for fun in the sun. Don’t hes­i­tate to pair it with a va­ri­ety of sub­stan­tial starters, in­clud­ing deli meats, olives, smoked fish, fried or stuffed sum­mer squash, saltines, br­uschetta, or bite-size tuna-and-tomato tapas. With their bold ac­cents of red berries, peaches, ex­otic fruits and cit­rus, rosés from Provence go well with just about any food flavour.


The salty Mediter­ranean breezes wash over the vines of Provence to give their wines a joy­ful, sun-drenched qual­ity that makes them a per­fect match with sea urchins and grilled fish. And for a more ex­otic flair, why not try them with sushi, or spicy Thai seafood?


So what to do with your rosés when sum­mer turns to fall? Pop them open with the same en­thu­si­asm to keep the sun shin­ing by the fire­place. They’ll be just as tasty with your tomato-based spaghetti in Novem­ber than with your Niçoise salad in Au­gust. Com­fort food never tasted so good!

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