About Provence Rose

About Provence Rose
Vin de Pays Rosé are rosé wines that are designated as a Vin de Pays or country wine from one of about 50 different departments (territories) in France. One of the most popular of these is Vin de Pays d'Oc from the Languedoc-Roussilon area in southern France, while Vin de Pays Vignobles de France represents the entire winemaking territories of France.

There are several red varieties that can be used to make a Vin de Pays Rosé, which are produced with minimal skin contact, as with most rosés. These varieties include Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

These rosés are light to medium-bodied and generally are dry or off-dry with moderate tannins and an earthy finish. Pair with simple bistro food such as salads or roast chicken.

Top Picks for Provence Rose

Morpho 2021 Rose Coteaux Daix En Provence
94 points
$11
Best Buy
Steely pink coral color. Aromas of cherry candies, strawberry rhubarb pie, and hibiscus with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a graceful, intriguing, agreeable lavender candies, sweet raspberry, and strawberry buttercream finish. Rose lovers will appreciate this fruit forward gem from Provence.
94 points $11 Best Buy
Costeval 2021 Rosé Coteaux Daix En Provence
93 points
$15
Best Buy
Brilliant silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of white balsamic drizzled strawberries, vanilla creme, and pencil shavings with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, refreshing, long finish that shows accents of cherry and apple relish with no oak flavor. A delicious, well balanced rose for a beautiful summer afternoon.
93 points $15 Best Buy
Margnat - Generations 2021 Rose Coteaux Daix En Provence
92 points
$11
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Aromas of strawberry, hints of cranberry, and dried herbs with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, agreeable subtle hints of lavender finish with no oak flavor. A cheery Provençal rose.
92 points $11 Best Buy
Chateau de Saint Martin Cru Classe 2020 Grande Réserve Rosé Côtes de Provence
91 points
$22
Pale pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of perfectly ripe summer watermelon, raspberry pastilles, green apple, vanilla cream, and geranium with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a graceful, elegant, medium-long finish with no oak flavor. An absolute delight of a Provence Rosé; fruity, juicy, complex, lengthy and with a quenchingly dry finish.
Manon 2020 Rosé Côtes de Provence
90 points
$15
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Steely pink color. Inviting aromas and flavors of sweet strawberry, pickled rhubarb, and compressed watermelon with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light body and a graceful, stimulating, medium-length finish imparting notes of lime, pink peppercorn, and minerals with no oak flavor. A welcoming fruity nose leads to a mineral driven, crisp and refreshing palate in this quintessential Provence Rosé.
90 points $15 Best Buy
Numero 20 - Fragrance 2021 Rose Coteaux Daix En Provence
89 points
$11
Best Buy
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of hints of peach, geranium, and thyme with a supple, crisp, petillant, dryish light body and a seamless, engaging, medium-length finish with notes of melon and jasmine with no oak flavor. A very Provençal rose with subtle nuances of the French countryside and a lean, acid driven personality.
89 points $11 Best Buy
Costeval 2020 Rosé Côtes de Provence
89 points
$14
Best Buy
Steely pink color. Fruity aromas of ripe melon, juicy pear, hints of peach, and tarragon with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length mango and hints of raspberry finish with no oak flavor. A fruit-forward, charming Rosé that will be a hit.
89 points $14 Best Buy
Jardin Des Nautes 2021 Rosé Luberon
88 points
$10
Best Buy
Pink color. Aromas of watermelon and bubble tea with a medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long strawberry, lime leaf, and tarragon finish. An everyday Rose for beaches and picnics.
88 points $10 Best Buy
Chantrose 2021 Rosé Côtes De Provence
88 points
$16
Coral orange color. Aroma of strawberry-watermelon with a soft, medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long strawberry, thyme, and sea salt finish. A good all purpose, all people rose.
Pierre De Taille 2021 Rose Coteaux Daix En Provence
88 points
$11
Best Buy
Steely pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of hints of rose petals and gravel with a supple, dry light body and a polished, rapid finish revealing notes of tart rhubarb on custard and watermelon with no oak flavor. A dry and supple Rose for al fresco enjoyment.
88 points $11 Best Buy