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23 Aug

Wines of Provence x Montreal

There is nothing better on a sunny Monday afternoon than to picnic it out in Old Montreal and taste three bottles of delicious Rosé’s from Wines of Provence while sharing stories of my most recent trip to the South of France.

Having just returned from a beautiful trip to the Provence region, I can still smell the lavender fields, visualize the gorgeous cobblestone streets, and taste the Rosé Wines that are so prominent in that region.

The best part? I don’t have to travel there to drink them again.

Wines of Provence Rosé sent me three bottles of some amazing wines that can transport anyone to the beautiful French countryside.

In Provence, making rosé is a speciality, and a longstanding way of life, thanks to Provence’s climate, terroir and varietals which are perfectly suited to this wine – now let’s explore!

First up was the Château d’Esclans – Côtes de Provence. This region produces the equivalent of 118 million bottles of which 91% is Rosé, 5% is Red and 4% is White. The rosés of the 2018 vintage show a palette of pale pink (salmon color to old rose) and sport a bright dress. Me and Erica loved the dry, light, and fruity nature of this Rosé – easy to drink and can go with really any summer picnic meal.

Next up we tried the Château Vignelaure – Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. This area produces around 29 million bottles of which 85% is Rosé, 9%is Red and 6% is White

The rosés of the 2018 vintage have bright colors with bluish tints and have a complex, powerful and fruity flavour ideally paired with Mediterranean and Asian cuisines.

And last but not least, the Château La Lieue – Coteaux Varois en Provence. This region of France produces around 18 million bottles of which 93% is Rosé, 4% is Red and 3% is White. The rosés from the 2018 vintage have a very pale color and have aromatic notes of citrus associated with notes of red fruits, more rarely yellow fruits. It is a fresh and crisp Rose, great for a day by the pool with your crew.

All three were delicious but my personal favourite was the Château Vignelaure – Coteaux d’Aix- en-Provence, I loved its sophisticated but easy to drink nature – it’s also an organic wine which I have really been into lately.

Want to find out more about these wonderful Rosé’s? Head over to www.vinsdeprovence.com

and read all about the rich history of their wines, some fun facts, and discover which Rosé is best for you.

As they say in France, La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin, meaning: “Life is too short to drink bad wine”.

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