The subject is immense
and one in which everyone seems to have some knowledge.
whether it be great or small.
However I am not equipped to inform you of the perceived qualities
of ' Fine Wines '.
Nevertheless I do enjoy visiting the local
vineyards to have a ' dégustation '.
Wine has been produced in Provence to a greater or lesser
degree for around 2600 years and has been
cultivated since the middle ages, although it is only in
the last 30 years or so that these regional wines have
I am informed Provence is the only French wine region
outside Bordeaux that has developed a classified
ranking for wine estates
( Burgandy, Champagne, and
Alsace classify their vineyards as areas, not wine estates )
There are 11 or so official wine appellations in Provence,
Coteaux de Bandol, Cassis, Coteaux d'Aix en Provence,
Coteaux de Pierrevert, Cotes-de-Provence, Sainte Victoire,
Côtes du Rhone, Coteaux Varois, Les Beaux de Provence
If you think of a summer wine, I am sure a Provençal pale dry
elegant Rosé will suffice and epitomise those
balmy summer days, and warm evenings.
Provence will be everything you hoped for...
that I am sure of.