ABOUT PROVENCE

Location: Southeastern France on Mediterranean coast

Climate: The most Mediterranean in France - sunny and relatively dry, with a mild winter. The Mistral (a strong wind) is the defining feature.

Terroir: Vineyard sites range widely, including subalpine hills, the coastal region, hotter inland terrain, and even one alpine site

Climate: The most Mediterranean in France - sunny and relatively dry, with a mild winter. The Mistral (a strong wind) is the defining feature.

Key Grapes: Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah

Styles:
  • 80% of production is delicate rosé from Grenache and Syrah
  • White are generally light bodied from the Rolle, Ugni Blanc, Bourbelanc, and Clairette grapes, among others
  • The reds can be quite robust and are typically blends of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre

Appellations: Provence has a number of appellations, but the largest and best known for rosé is Côtes de Provence, the home of Fleurs de Prairie

Cuisine:
  • Provençal cuisine is classically Mediterranean, featuring fish, tomatoes, eggplant, goat cheese, olives, truffle, garlic & anything found in an Herbes de Provence blend (rosemary, thyme, sage, lavender, etc.).
  • Classic dishes are ratatouille, bouillabaisse, and olive tapenade. In general, the Provence region’s light and flavorful cuisine pairs perfectly with rosé.