Rosé Wine

CHÂTEAU LA VERRERIE: THE HOUSE OF RED

Set in the southern-most tip of the Rhone Valley Region, in the Luberon Appellation—where rosé is now the dominant color—Château La Verrerie is renowned for its fresh, dark fruit-forward, peppery red wines. On this property, 70% of production is devoted to red wine [...]

WITH RECORD-BREAKING EXPORTS OF PROVENCE ROSÉS TO THE U.S., MARCEL OTT COMES TO MIND

When I read the news earlier this month about the continued dramatic growth of exports of Provence rosé to the United States, I couldn't help but think of Marcel Ott, the brilliant founder of Domaines Ott*.

The widely circulated news - lest you have been locked in your wine cellar - is that Provence rosé exports to the US increased 20% on volume and 26% on value from May 2013 to May 2014 (based on data from the French customs agency). [...]

PIERREFEU RELEASES ITS FIRST VINTAGE

Last month, Château Montaud quietly released their first rosé under the new label “AOP Côtes de Provence Pierrefeu.” Although Pierrefeu was officially recognized as a denomination de terroir (sometimes referred to as a sub-appellation) in March 2013, efforts toward this goal began way back in August 2003. This summer, 11 years after a small association of winemakers was formed to create [...]

Lots of good wine in little Cotignac

ots of wine news in the little village of Cotignac, in the heart of the Var. Rosé country, this is. Les Vignerons de Cotignac, the local cooperative dating back to 1967, is currently undergoing a complete transition to organic agricultural and winemaking practices. A cuvée called Douceur [...]
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