Try this Provencal White Wine with Salmon
As we turn our thoughts to spring, some foods and wines come to mind immediately. On the food side of things, my mind turns to spring vegetables: asparagus, peas, and fava beans. For wine, I find it time to leave the wintry red wines for a while and focus on the crisp, bright, floral whites. That isn’t to say I don’t enjoy a red with a steak in the summer or a rosé in the dead of winter. But something about rebirth in the spring begs for a white wine like the Château Sainte Roseline Cru Classé. Read more about this wine pairing here.
Château Sainte Roseline
83460 Les Arcs-sur-Argens
This 110 hectares vineyard is inland from the Gulf of St Tropez, and the wines fall under AOP-Côtes de Provence. There are 11 grape varietals grown on the property, producing red, white and rosé wines. As long ago as the 10th century, a hermit named Roubaud determined that the land with a natural spring was an excellent place to settle. What followed was a chapel and a cloister, both of which were designated historical monuments in 1980. In the 14th century, Château Sainte Roseline was established as a vineyard, one of the first in Provence. The Cru Classé designation was granted to the vineyard wines in 1955. Today, the Teillaud family owns the property and a sister vineyard Château des Demoiselles.