Rose Wines of Provence
For centuries, dry rosé wine has been a staple in the south of France, where it is embraced as the best lunchtime, seaside, and all-occasion wine. Particularly in the coastal Provence region, the heart of the world’s dry rosé production, a passion for dry pink permeates the culture. Provençal citizens know from centuries of winegrowing history that vin rosé pairs with all the foods they like, any time of year.
So what is a true rosé? First, rosé is a category of wine – just as white and red are categories. It takes its name from the French word for pink.