2019 Luberon Rosé 'Sans Pretention', AOP Luberon, France
Sandwiched between the Rhône Valley and Provence, Luberon produces some of the finest, under the radar, rosés in France. This delicate pink wine gives many more illustrious Provence wines a run for their money. It has that delightful wild red berry nose that southern French wines are famed for, and on the palate there is ripe strawberry and hints of stone fruits. Also beautifully presented, this wine really does stand out as an excellent buy for lovers of Provence rose.
2019 Chemin de Provence Rose, Coteaux d'Aix en Provence, France
Chemin de Provence is a pale rosé by design. On the nose, red fruits like raspberries and strawberries, with more exotic fruits like guava in the background. The palate is fresh and clean, emphasizing ripe strawberries and perfectly balanced acidity.
2020 Cotes de Provence Rose, Domaine de la Rouviere, Provence, France
This premium Provence rose is definitely worth trading up to. It still has the freshness and delicacy that southern French roses are famed for, however, there is greater depth and poise here. The wine has a little more texture than most and layers of ripe fruit on the palate. A very fine rose both as an aperitif and with grilled fish and summery salads.