CALIFORNIA & PROVENCE
Rosé is the second most produced wine in France after red wine.
France is the leading producer of rosés in terms of volume produced
and consumption in the world. Among France’s 3 main areas of rosé
production, Loire Valley, Rhone and Provence, Provence (Cote d’Azur)
is France’s leader in quantity produced and quality. Rosé accounts for
70% of wine production in Provence. Rosé is one of the most versatile
wines. It is the most popular wine in France during spring and summer.
We have found much inspiration in the methode provençale.
We found that there were very little producers making methode
provençale rosé. Methode provençale means that the red grapes grown
and harvested are always destined to solely produce rosé and rosé
only. After the grapes are harvested, they are whole cluster pressed—
similar to white wine, and then are directly fermented. This allows for
little or no skin maceration, which provides the wine with a lighter,
salmon shade of pink and that delicate, refreshing, refined soft finish
on the palate. After fermentation, Rosé is aged in stainless steel tank
before being released in spring.