The Magic of Provence Rosé
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- Rosé wine from Provence
The Magic of Provence Rosé demystifies Provence rosé by explaining what’s in it, how it’s made, and how it’s blended.
It's crazy how much confusing information is out there about rosé. They say rosé is not a blend of red and white wine, and yet it's hard to get a straight answer about why some rosés have white grapes in them like Vermentino. Some people say White Zinfandel is a rosé, and others say it is not. Who’s right?
Provence rosé can be perplexing. In Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence alone, there are 14 different grape varieties allowed for rosé!
I’m here to cut through the confusion and set the record straight. And not only that, but I can give you information that will help you derive even more pleasure from rosé!
10 awesome things that will happen if you take this course:
You will know more about Provence rosé than most people out there, including many people in the wine business.
You will understand what grapes are used to make Provence rosés, and how each one affects the final product.
You’ll realize how Provence rosé is made, and will not be confused when you hear conflicting information about this.
You’ll be able to walk into a wine shop or browse a wine list and know what to expect from a Provence rosé.
You’ll be able to distinguish between Côtes de Provence, Coteaux Varois en Provence, Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, and Bandol.
You’ll know the difference between and AOP Provence rosés and other pale rosés that come from a similar part of France.
You’ll be knowledgeable about the art of the blend and the different factors that go into determining a blend – taste is only a small part of what oenologists need to factor in. This is an important part of Provence winemaking, yet a lot of wine courses don’t even mention this.
You’ll pick up new nuances in your favorite rosés that you didn’t notice before.
You’ll understand the difference between blush wines from red wine-making regions (like White Zinfandel) and Provence rosé.
You’ll distinguish between aromas that come from primary grape varieties, accessory grapes, and other factors like the vinification process or the soil.
Bottom line: you’ll enjoy a fuller, richer, more pleasurable rosé drinking experience! And who doesn’t want more pleasure in life?
- Wine lovers interested in learning more about rosé in general, and Provence rosé in particular
This lesson describes some of the restrictions placed on Provence rosés by the French appellation laws, and discusses the grape varieties that most characterize Provence rosé blends, as well as how each variety contributes to the taste profile.
Print out this Provence Rosé Aroma Wheel and refer to it when you sip Provence rosé. See how many of these aromas you can detect. By paying attention and some practice, you may be able to identify the key grape varieties in the blend, and even the appellation it comes from!
The tasting notes sheet will help you focus on and remember key aspects of different rosés that you taste (or other types of wine, for that matter). The more rosés you taste, the more you will detect patterns and be able to recognize the different grape varieties and appellations.
The Magic of Provence Rosé Cheat Sheet has all the key information presented in the course on one handy (double-sided) sheet, for easy reference. You can fold it up and put it in your purse or pocket for quick reference while shopping for rosé.