Cammy’s Wine Blog

Roses from Provence

Where is the best place to enjoy a glass of rosé? In France – bien sur [of course]!

One summer, I spent a month in Saint-Malo, in Brittany, on France’s northwest coast, and enjoyed la vie française [the French lifestyle]. Not only did I have access to a bounty of fruit de mer [seafood], as we were close to Cancale, where oysters and mussels are farmed and available fresh from the sea, I had a vast selection of wines, particularly rosés, readily available at excellent value prices. I found delightfully delicious rosés for as little as 2 Euros a bottle.

At a recent tasting of rosés presented by Vins de Provence, I was reminded how wonderful it is to have a glass of this beautifully coloured wine. It is the perfect cooling drink on a hot summer’s day in Hong Kong.

The rosés from Provence are light, dry, and refreshing. They are blended from a dozen varietals of red, rosé, and white grapes. The wines are easy to enjoy, as they are meant to be opened and drunk soon after they are bottled. Provence devotes most of its wine-growing efforts to making rosé, and the vast range of flavours and blends shows that the region excels at its production. A rosé from Provence is always a good choice with Chinese food, especially seafood.