Fall is here, but does that mean I’ve stopped drinking rosé? Of course not! It’s time to #fallintorosé! On Saturday, my girlfriends and I spent the afternoon enjoying the two bottles of wine that Wines of Provence sent me: Chateau Vignelaure 2016 and La Grand Vigne (vin de provence) 2016. These wines both hail from Provence, France, the leader of the rosé wine industry. These bottles of rosé lived up to their reputation and made us feel like we were living the elegant yet still casual lifestyle of those in Provence, France, while we were all gathered around, laughing and sipping on some great wine.
I LOVE a good bottle of wine- and both bottles were extremely delicate yet lively on the taste-buds, a combination that typically is tough to do. My girls also agreed. I can tell they liked it by the empty bottles we ended up with! The Provence grapes are different from other areas: the flavors captured are crisper and more refreshing. The Chateau Vignelaure hails from the Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, the second largest region characterized by its windy climate and mountains, which helps give the wine its depth in flavor. The La Grand Vigne 2016 comes from the Coteaux Varois en Provence, at a high altitude, providing the wine with a more complex flavor profile.
I am thinking about grabbing a bottle of each (or three) for my Thanksgiving celebration this year, as rosé pairs well with a multitude of foods. However, if you can’t wait that long to try a bottle with friends and family and live that fabulous Provence lifestyle, have a laid-back night in and try some spicy cuisine, such as Moroccan food, as these bottles pair very nicely with spice, bringing out the flavors of both food and wine perfectly.
Not a fan of rosé? Not to fear. Even though Wines of Provence produces 89% rosé wines, the area also has a multitude of reds and whites, both with a tempting fruitiness for any palate.
Need to get your hands on some of this quality and trendy wine ASAP? Plan on joining Wines of Provence, the #Mastersofrosé, at the Wines of Provence Restaurant Week in New York and San Francisco until October 22. Learn more information and enter their sweepstakes on isitaroseday.com!
xx, Tonya Michelle