Monday, 15 September 2008

Rose in Provence

What a brilliant place to go on holiday! I can just imagine the life of a playboy Russian oil heir kicking it back here all summer.

Rose accounts for the majority of wines produced in Provence and it is claimed to have been born here! The lovely mediterranean climate is very warm in the summer growing season and fairly mild in winter with many vineyards favourably situated on slopes up in the hills.

Main grape varieties used here are Mouvedre, Grenache and Cinsault

2007, Domaine de jas d'escalans

Appellation cotes du provence controlee 2007

I love provence rose, very light, faint pink in colour and high in spritzy acidity with citrus fruit on the nose and redcurrant and tart red fruit on the palate! Refreshingly balanced wine with short sharp finish.

Typically served in pichets of quarter/half or full bottles and is poured like all wines here in tulip shaped provence rose glasses.

Here is me on the beach at Menton shortly before going for a dip!

A Votre Sante!

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