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Provence is a rich, diverse region. Many Provencal wines have built a reputation around the world - others are as-yet undiscovered secrets. This beautiful region is strewn with vineyards from the Mediterranean coast to the foothills of the Alps, from Aix-en-Provence to Nice's famed Riviera. Provence is the world's only region specializing in dry rose. It encompasses several winegrowing areas, each with geographical features that give the wines distinct personalities. If Provence is well known for its rose, its vineyards also yield full-bodied reds and delicate whites.
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The Provencal vineyard area consists of 3 main appellations
1. Cotes de Provence AOP, with 5 terroir designations :
Sainte-Victoire, Frejus, La Londe, Pierrefeu and Notre-Dame des Anges,
2. Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence AOP,
3. Coteaux Varois en Provence AOP.
Provence Rose an introduction
Today approximately 10.5% of the world's wine consumption is rose. France holds the top position on the quality rose market with 29% of the world's rose wine production. Provence produces 38% of French AOP rose. The AOP designation is a guarantee of authenticity and production quality. Côtes de Provence, Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence and Coteaux Varois en Provence represent 96% of the production of AOP wines in the region. 91% of the wines produced by the 3 AOP are rose and in France, rose wine outsells white wine since 1994.
Provence Rose in New Zealand
Colour chart for rose wines from Provence
Peach, Melon, Mango, Grapefruit, Mandarin and Redcurrant are the names of the six main colours of the rosé wines made in Provence, listed by order of consumer preference. Developed in partnership with the Centre de Recherche and d’Expérimentation sur le Vin Rosé, the colour chart provides a useful reference for producers and consumers alike which they can use to describe the colour of a rosé with precision.
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Are all wines from the South of France Vins de Provence?
Only 3 AOP regions can produce "Vins de Provence" rosé » AOP Côtes de Provence, AOP Coteaux Varios en Provence and AOP Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. This gives the gaurantee that :
-The grapes come from specific delimited parcels
-The wine makers followed specific cultural and vinifiation methods
-They used specific grape varieites – 18 varietals selected for their suitability to the terroir
-The wine passed quality control and approved procedures.
How can you be sure the bottle you have in your hands is a "Vin de Provence"?
That is the easy part. Somewhere on the label must be written the name of one of the 3 appellations : Côtes de Provence, Coteaux Varios en Provence and Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence.
If not, the wine is not a "Vins de Provence"
So what can you expect when you open a bottle of "Vins de Provence"
-A pale coloured rosé that is fresh, dry and aromatic
-An elegant and premium wine of standardized quality
-A wine that is versatile and goes well with a variety of cuisines and drinking occasions.
A glass of Provence Rosé is a welcome sight at any social occasion, be it summer celebrations of some winter refreshment.