French Riviera RoséDiscover the French Riviera with a glass of crisp rosé in hand and sights on the pristine periwinkle blue of the sea.
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Classic, unparalleled elegance. The ultimate snapshot of Provençal rosé, featuring the sultry spice of Bandol’s Mourvèdre-based expressions, the crisp clarity of the Côtes de Provence, and the savoury-sweet balance of Saint-Tropez.
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Step inside the storybook scenery of Provence, home of idyllic seascapes, charming ancient architecture, endless sunshine, and the world’s most famous rosé.
Avoid the tourist traps and skip straight to the region’s goldmines, including the tranquil ivory coast of Bandol and the golden aura of Saint-Tropez, idling amongst the humming warmth of the vineyards as you acquaint yourself with the astonishing variety of the sought-after Provençal signature drink.
Artea Rosé IGP 2019Provence, France
The Alpes-de-Haute-Provence IGP encircles sheer slate-grey mountain faces and gently sloped valleys resting at the southern foothills of the Provence Alps. The vineyards here, grown at lofty elevation and in the embrace of cooler air, produce aromatically lifted rosés that conjure images of wild red fruits, tumbling cherry blossom, and invigorating white pepper — illustrated here by the blissful Grenache-Syrah-Cinsault triad of the vegan Artea.
Château de Font Vive Rosé Bandol 2017Bandol, France
Internationally esteemed for its dry rosé, Bandol lies to the east of Marseille, along a coast made of pure white sand and washed in the glow of the tranquil Mediterranean. The grape of choice here is Mourvèdre, a complex, earthy red that yields spicy, seductive, utterly distinctive rosé. Winemaker Philippe Barthès at Château de Font Vive is a grandmaster of the regional style, crafting soulful, terroir-driven wines like this lemon-and-rhubarb sensation highlighting Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Cinsault.
Château de l'Aumérade Origine Côtes de Provence Rosé 2018Côtes de Provence, France
In the 16th century, upon becoming enamoured with Château de l'Aumérade’s wrought-iron majesty and sun-dappled stone courtyards, French monarch Henry IV had his Prime Minister introduce its wines to his royal court. So began an illustrious history, and in 1932, Henri Fabre bought the estate and cultivated it to its current 300-hectare glory. The 2018 rosé continues this legacy, melding a strong savoury backbone with red fruit richness and a pleasant pop of salinity on the finish.
Château Peyrol Rosé AOP 2019Provence, France
In the sparkling green expanse of the Massifs des Maures, deep in the Provençal commune of the Var, winemaker Denis Fourmilliers tends to a humble plot along the borders of the quaint village of Collobrières. This is the home of the family-run Château Peyrol, where the Mediterrean sun and playful sea breeze intertwine to produce textured, lively rosés like this delectable Grenache-Cinsault-Syrah, bursting at the seams with fresh summer berries, zingy citrus, and river-fresh minerality.
Le Grand Cros Rosé L’Esprit 2019Côtes de Provence, France
Art and science meld minds in Le Grand Cros, one of southern France’s foremost technological innovators. Enveloped by the cleansing scent of pine needles and the herbal aroma of olive groves, this 24-hectare estate circles an age-old Provençal manor, lovingly restored by husband-and-wife founders Jane and Hugh Faulkner. Their approach to winemaking, led by son Julian, blends cutting-edge tech with a hand-crafted ethos and takes flight in L’Esprit — a thyme, dried apricot, and mango mélange made of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, and Rolle.
Torpez ‘Bravade’ Côtes de Provence Rosé 2019Saint-Tropez, France
Sun-soaked skies, sprawling coastline abuzz with tanned vacationers, and warm terracotta roofs as far as the eye can see: this is the providence of Torpez, founded in the early 1900s and named for the Nero-era martyr Saint Torpes, who lent the eponymous twist to the modern-day resort town. ‘Bravade’, called thus in an homage to the annual May festival that honours Monsieur Torpes, blends Grenache, Tibouren, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault into a fragrant bouquet of redcurrant, orange blossom, and eucalyptus.