Conversations: Breaking the Stereotype of “Provence-Style Rosé”
Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay for Provence WineZine:
One of the comments I often hear when going around international wine exhibitions is, ‘We make our rosé in a Provence or southern French style.’ What this means is that the wine has minimal skin contact, making a pale pink, dry wine with delicate fruit character.
This confuses me. Most producers around the world making red and white wine are desperate to create wines which are unique and have varietal or terroir character. But when it comes to rosé, they seem happy to make an anonymous copy led by the consumer for ‘brand pink’.
…Continue reading here for Elizabeth Gabay’s notes from her conversations about rosé with winemakers at Vinisud (Montpellier) and ProWein (Dusseldorf ) wine conferences. Gabay is a Master of Wine and has recently published this book “Rosé: Understanding the Pink Wine Revolution” so her knowledge of this category is deep. In this article, learn about aged rosé, some of the typical and unusual grape varieties and how dénomination de terroir impacts on the wine that comes from a bottle.
Via:: Provence WineZine