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Napa’s Kale Rosé Goes To Provence

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull:

Rosé continues to take the United States by storm. Although France drinks the most rosé by a long shot, accounting for 35% of world consumption or 8.5 million hectoliters (mhl) of rosé, the United States comes in a second (3.4 mhl).A distant second, yes, but we drink 14% of the rosé consumed by the world. That’s nearly 453 million bottles of rosé a year.

…Continue reading here for Susan’s detailed post on Kale rosé. Provence continues to set the “gold standard” for rosé production. Tavel is a small but mighty wine region in the Rhône Valley that is known for its rosé. According to Susan, American rosés are still coming of age Many of these wines are single varietals, but she tasted Kale Wine rosés from the Napa Valley and was more than surprised. She tapped into the expertise of Viktorija Todorovska (read her bio here).

In sum, she said that “[The Kale wines] have presence and structure more so than your general apéritif style Provence rosé.”

Via:: Provence WineZine


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Susan Newman Manfull

Susan Newman Manfull

It was love at first sight when my family and I arrived in the charming village of Lourmarin for a short vacation, nearly 20 years ago. We returned home to Portsmouth, New Hampshire and the next thing I knew we were planning a much longer sojourn in that village and making arrangements to enroll our daughter in the local school there. That led to buying a maison de village— actually two, then a courtyard, a parking spot, and a bergerie— in our favorite Provençal village where we (readily) adopted that certain joie de vivre, established dear friendships, and, to this day, endeavor to blend in with the crowd at Café Gaby.

We no longer own property in Lourmarin, but we continue to hang our hats there frequently and gather fodder for our souls and for The Modern Trobaors and Provence WineZine. There is never a shortage.

The Modern Trobaors , conceived in 2008, is about all things Provence: its markets, hilltop villages, lavender, art, literature, culture, history, food, wine, and news. Provence WineZine, launched in August 2014, focuses on wines from the regions of Provence and the Southern Rhône Valley—with a special emphasis on Provence's world-renowned rosés—and the men and women who make them.

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