There’s no doubt that rosé is the perfect wine for summer, and you certainly don’t have to ask us twice when a plan includes to ‘rosé all day’. This wine is blushing in colour, light and crisp in taste, totally refreshing by nature and now even better than ever thanks to the increased selection available at the LCBO here in Ontario.
At a recent rosé wine tasting lunch (yes, that is our job sometimes! #werk) we were introduced to 10 delicious rosé wines from Provence, France that are all now available at the LCBO. We also learned some cool facts about wine and Provence. For example, did you know that Provence is France’s oldest wine region and produces the leading amount of rosé in the world?!
The Vins De Provence vineyards date back to the Ancient Romans in the 2nd century BC so there’s a little history in every bottle. Now you can take a little bit of France home with you when you shop any of these 10 rosé wines from Provence at the LCBO!
Check them out listed from lowest to highest price below:
TERRES DE SAINT LOUIS ROSE VAROIS EN PROVENCE
A pale pink hue with a purple tinge, this Rosé is deliciously tangy with fresh fruit and citrus aromas that match perfectly with Mediterranean cuisine! Terres De Saint Louis Rose Varois en Provence retails for $11.95, click HERE to shop!
With a bit of a fruity vibe, this Rosé has a complex nose with dominant citrus notes throughout. We love the elegant floral touches and crisp taste! Pink Gecko retails for $14.35, click HERE to shop!
GASSIER SABLES D’AZUR ROSÉ
Sustainably produced, this elegant rosé has delicate hints of red currant and clementine and sweet grapefruit. Crisp in taste and a perfect peachy tone, this rosé is the perfect aperitif to grilled fish and even sushi! Gassier Sables D’Azur retails for $16.95, click HERE to shop!
CHÂTEAU DE BERNE TERRES DE BERNE ROSÉ
This apricot tinted Rosé is elegant and full of floral notes like freesia, peach and apricot that pair beautifully with Italian antipasti like melon & proscuitto and fritto misto! Château de Berne Terres de Berne Rosé retails for $16.95, click HERE to shop!
CHÂTEAU LA TOUR DE L’ÉVÊQUE ROSÉ 2016
The perfect pairing for poultry, seafood and even Asian dishes, this Rosé is lightly pressed so it’s sweetness and fragrance are remain paramount! Château La Tour de L’Évêque retails for $18.95, click HERE to shop!
CARTE NOIRE ROSÉ 2016
This dry Rosé has floral notes that are complimented with a slightly spicy finish. The grapes are only picked at night and are pressed when cold and are decanted 24 hours later! Carte Noire Rosé retails for $18.95, click HERE to shop!
LA RIVIERA CÔTES DE PROVENCE ROSÉ
With notes of stone fruit and nuances of vanilla, this Rosé is ideal for a summer buffet or BBQ! The grapes are harvested in the night when it’s cool and are macerated for 2 hours! La Riviera Côtes de Provence retails for $18.95, click HERE to shop!
CAVES D’ESCLANS WHISPERING ANGEL ROSÉ
The palest coral pink, this tangy Rosé offers notes of grapefruit and is quickly becoming a local fave! The grapes are harvested only between sunrise to noon and the grapes are from the best land in the surrounding region of Provence! Caves d’Esclans retails for $26.95, click HERE to shop!
SAINT AIX ROSÉ 2016
Top quality of all the Provence Rosé, this baby is fruity and delicate with hints of watermelon, strawberries and florals. Definitely the perfect option for a summer dinner party! Saint Aix Rosé retails for $45.95, click HERE to shop!
Looking for even more Rosé fun? Canada’s first Rosé Wine Picnic takes place on July 22nd and you’re invited! Enjoy sipping on rosé wine paired with a sampling of delicious foods from acclaimed chef Mark McEwan’s signature restaurants including One, North 44, ByMark, and Fabricca! Located at Garrison Common at Fort York, this is a summer event you won’t want to miss out on! For more info, click HERE!
(Assistant Editor, Blair Stutz, Top image via @thehamptonsocial)
*Must be 19+, please enjoy responsibly