Discover Wine Folly the Essential Guide to Wines of Provence
Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine:
Provence is blessed with a fantastic climate, especially for grapes! The region gets lots of sunshine and not too much rain with warm days and cool evenings. The Mediterranean moderates the temperatures and the famous “Mistral” wind keeps the vineyards dry, free of pests and the skies clear.
Viticultural Provence is comprised of 9 main regions (with sub-regions) of AOC “Appellation de’Origin Contrôlée.“
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More on Wines of Provence
The wines of Provence have an almost a mythical attraction aided by the fact that the first non-indigenous vines were brought to Massalia (Marseille) by the Greeks in about 600 BC. These would have been the earliest intentionally cultivated grapes and certainly the first rosés in France. The Romans arrived in Nostra Provincia (“our province”) in approximately 125 BC and began the work of expanding their commodity trade routes. Read: Understanding the Colours and Terminology.
Wine writer Jill Barth shares details about the Center for Rosé Research (Centre de Recherche et d’Expérimentation sur le Vin Rosé) located in the small commune of Vidauban, situated in Provence in southeast France.
Victoria James honed her wine tastebuds early she achieved the rank of Certified Sommelier at 21-years old and Youngest Wine Director in a Michelin-starred restaurant (globally) shortly afterwards. Her first book “Drink Pink a Celebration of Rosé” was published in 2017. Please read our book review and interview with this talented lady.
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