the history of rosé in provence - Caveau deï Bormani

the history of rosé in provence

Carried by its emblem, the rosé wine, the wines of Provence are rich by their climate but also by their soil. Discover wines that are more complex than they appear…

Rosé wine in Provence has a history dating back to antiquity, when the Romans colonized the region and introduced the cultivation of vines. Since then, the winemakers of Provence have perfected the methods of producing rosé wine, using different winemaking techniques and blending grape varieties to obtain fresh and fruity wines.

Since then, this wine, often associated with summer, has been the pride of Provence. With lavender and olive trees, it is the symbol of Provençal culture.

As a result, the Côtes de Provence have acquired worldwide renown thanks to this emblematic wine. Although the production is mainly devoted to rosé, the diversified grape varieties of the region also make it possible to produce quality reds and whites.

In addition, the Mediterranean climate with its sun and wind, combined with the richness and diversity of the soil, gives a diversity of terroirs which characterizes the different appellations of the region.

The Côtes de Provence appellation extends over more than 20,000 hectares over 3 departments: the Var, the Bouches-du-Rhône and a town in the Alpes-Maritimes from Marseille to Nice, going up the valleys of the Arc and of L’Argens.

Thus, the rosé of Provence will be described as a wine with a clear and limpid dress, characterized by its pale pink color. They are dry, mineral, fresh and balanced wines. In addition, its notes of white flowers and fresh fruit, garrigue and plants will make it an ideal ally for your aperitifs but also for your meals, such as grilled meats or fish.

Rosé has become over time more than an aperitif wine, it has earned its place on the table of the best meals…