Final Part of the Provence wine series. Many wines tasted with personal opinions.
I believe that to end the Provence series, it is worth mentioning about the Fréjus Appellation, which is another sub-appellation of the Côtes de Provence and an AOC 80km from Nice, a city that used to be under the Regent of Italy along with Savoie. I was told that Nice itself was founded by the Greeks who brought olive, figs and winemaking from Greece 2600 years ago. It is said that the first wines made were likely rosé as the wines are pressed straight away after picking. Read More >
Sainte-Victoire – a Gem of the Côte de Provence
Part 4 of the Provence wine series
There is no doubt in my mind that the Côte de Provence produces some of the best Rosés in the world especially this sub-appellation of Sainte-Victoire where the Mountain of Sainte-Victoire (over 1000m in height) provides a sort of rain shelter for the vines. Read More >
Part 3 of the Provence wine series
The history of Cassis goes back to 2600 years when the first vines were being planted by the Romans. Cassis is one of those AOCs in France that needs more promotion overseas from wine lovers. Read More >
Part 2 of the Provence wine series
Provence is a land with 300 days of sun, little rain, low humidity and a low Mediterranean climate with ocean influence.
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Thoughts about Rosé. An introduction to Provence. Part 1 of the series.
The south of France holds many surprises. Firstly, I must confess that I was a rosé skeptic. Throughout my nine years of wine tasting, I admit that I never considered rosé to be a wine style that should be taken seriously.
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