After years of “pink wine” being candy-flavored white zinfandel, America finally got it right. Today, “pink wine” is associated with Rosés coming from wine regions around the world. Rosés have been a staple in Provence (southern France) for many years. Provence Rosés are a dry blend of red grapes with zestiness and enjoyed as a lunchtime, seaside or all-occasion wine.

marseilles restaurant

Now close your eyes – there is a scent of saltiness in the cool sea breeze from the Mediterranean and you are lunching at a seaside café in Marseilles while sipping Provence Rosé. Can you smell the sea?

Just in time for your summer pleasure, more Rosés than ever are imported into USA (over 50 choices in store). Sales are sky rocketing and producers are tailoring their wines and packaging for US consumers. I often find Provence Rosés on the dry side but this Rosé has fruitiness that makes it pleasing to the American palate. I have blogged about Rosés in previous posts https://bobthewineguy.net/2015/05/20/tis-the-season-for-pink-wines/ and https://bobthewineguy.net/2014/06/05/rose-wines/

grand boise rose 2014

CHATEAU GRAND BOISE Cotes de Provence Saint-Victoire Rose 2014
Provence, France $19.  Alcohol content 12.5%.
Blend is 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Cinsault. Refreshing aromas of red berries with floral and mineral notes. Elegant and fresh  with great mouth-feel displaying subtle and exquisite scents of red fruit.

DID YOU KNOW that Rosés outsell white wines in France?