Decoding the Mystery Côtes de Provence Rosé
Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull:
There are still people out there who think that rosé comes from blending red and white wines and others who (seriously) think rosé is made from a single grape variety called rosé.This article focuses on the traditionally dry, fresh, fruit-forward, pale-coloured rosés that hail from the largest appellation in Provence, endeavouring to shed light on what to expect in a glass of such elixir.
…Continue reading here for another detailed post by Susan for Provence WineZine that decodes the mystery (for many) behind rosé. The popularity of pink tinted wines has skyrocketed in recent years, yet most drinkers are quite unfamiliar with what is actually in their glass. Rosés from Provence are seldom made from a single varietal, most are blends. The Grenache (White Zinfandel) grape is often the base for most of the rosés in Provence.
In Susan’s article, learn more about the Côtes de Provence appellation, and which grapes are allowed in rosés produced within that Appellation d’Origine Protégée (AOP).
Via:: Provence WineZine