The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region is one of the oldest French wine regions. We have cultivated there since the antiquity of Provencal grape varieties full of character, which give the pink wines of Provence aromas and a unique structure. Let's discover Best pink wines from Provence-Alpes-Côte d´Azur.
The Provence region: an ancestral vineyard
Extended over more than 30,000 km², the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region is mainly occupied by vineyards in the Viticole region of Provence, but also by wines from the Rhône valley.
The Provence vineyard This is thus one of the very first vine cultures, of which we find the trace more than 2,600 years before our era. If the region has long been renowned for producing medium quality table wines, its winegrowers today manage to prove their know-how and the whole Local wealth, by producing excellent bottles of wine.
We therefore produce, on the PACA region, white wine, red wine and effervescent wine, but it is undoubtedly rosé wine which makes the reputation of this region of south-eastern France. No less than 90 % of Provence vineyard are thus devoted to the vinification of pink wines.
The Provence region: a refined and generous terroir
the terroir of the PACA region meets all the conditions to produce many high quality products. It’s not for nothing that Provence-Alpes-Côte d´Azur is the cradle of the best olive oils, delicious truffles, or immense lavender fields. Here, nature is queen, and takes advantage of the strong sunshine, wind (Mistral) and light precipitation to develop and express themselves with intensity.
Between shale soils, limestone soils, or clay-sable soils, Provencal winegrowers Take advantage of a poor, but warm land, to produce white wines, red wines, and especially exceptional pink wines.
The vine feet flourish in the song of the cicadas and to the rhythm of the sun to threate with sugar and tasty aromas.
The grape varieties of the Provence region
We can then say that the Provence region benefits from two Great vineyards of France : Provence and the Rhône valley. We thus find a great diversity of terroirs, and very varied grape varieties.
Grape varieties common to the two regions
Taking advantage of a substantially identical terroir, Provence and the Rhône valley are then the ideal ground for the culture of different grape varieties.
- La Clairette (white grape);
- The white UGNI (white grape);
- Vermentino, or Rolle (white grape);
- Carignan (black grape);
- Black Grenache (black grape);
- Mourvèdre (black grape);
- Syrah (black grape).
The grape varieties of the Rhône valley
With its more temperate climate and richer floors, the Rhône Valley Allows you to cultivate other grape varieties that are not found in Provence:
- La Marsanne (white grape);
- White muscat (white grape);
- La Roussanne (white grape);
- The white and black picpoul;
- Black Muscat ...
The grape varieties of Provence
The Provencal viticulture Take advantage of heat and maritime influences to cultivate other grape varieties:
- The Sémillon (white grape);
- Cabernet-Sauvignon (red grape);
- The Tibouren (red grape).
All of these grape varieties are then vinified in monoceeping, but most often in assembly. The Paca pink wines Then take advantage of a very nice balance, various aromas, and a beautiful more or less luminous rose (pale raspberry salmon).
The reputation of the pink wines of Provence
Rosé wine is the pride of the PACA region. From north to south, let's discover the treasures that its sunny terroirs reserve.
From Avignon to the Luberon massif
Along the Rhône, between large plains and high massifs, the PACA region begins by offering us prestigious pink wines. We undoubtedly recognize the success of the AOC Côtes-du-Rhône and the AOC Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which are rather known for their red wines, but which also produce excellent pink wines. But we will stop on theAOC TAVEL, the first appellation entirely dedicated to the viticulture of rosé wine, which offers wines with the pretty sustained dress and the aromas of red fruit.
From Luberon to the Mediterranean coast
Let's follow the Wine Route and here we arrive in Provence! The song of the cicadas guides you to the Provencal vineyards, where 90 % of grape production is dedicated to rosé wine. It is therefore natural that we find in this region the big Rosal wines appellations.
- The AOC Côtes-de-Provence;
- AOC Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence;
- The AOC Coteaux des Baux-de-Provence;
- The AOC Coteaux Varois-en-Provence;
- The AOC Pierrevert;
- The AOC Bandol;
- AOC Bellet;
- The AOC Cassis;
- The AOC Palette.
Distributed over the Var, Bouches-du-Rhône departments, and in some municipalities in the Alpes-Maritimes, the Provence wine region has a vacation air that we find every time in our glass of rosé wine.
The pink wines of Provence: tasting
the Rosé wine produced in the PACA region is characterized by its freshness, lightness, finesse and fruity aromas. A rosé cuvée Then can be tasted throughout the meal, and gets married with many dishes:
- As an aperitif, with cold meats or a tapenade;
- As a starter, with a fresh salad or seafood;
- On the dish, with Mediterranean cuisine, a couscous, a dish in sauce, a grilled fish, a barbecue…;
- With a soft cheese or goat cheese;
- For dessert, with fruity preparation.
The PACA region is often synonymous with vacation and idleness. Take advantage of your visit to the South to discover the riches of Rosés de Provence-Alpes-Côte d´Azur. the Berne Castle opens its doors to you to reveal all the secrets of Provencal vineyards and Provence wines !