In the Provence region of France, an early frost at the beginning of April gave way to a hot and particularly dry summer. A major fire occurred during the middle of August and ravaged 7,000 hectares of land, including 1,000 hectares of vines. The month of September was punctuated by storms and hail. Although these extreme conditions pointed to a heterogeneous vintage, the rainfall that hit a few days before the harvest salvaged the vineyard and boosted the ripening process. Despite this unstable climate, the grapes harvested showcased an exceptional quality. Discover our selection of 2021 rosé wines from Provence and beyond today. These mouthwateringly fresh bottles will complement beautifully your aperitifs and dinner parties with friends beautifully!
Located in the heart of the Provence region, to the northeast of Saint-Tropez, Chateau d'Esclans produces fine rosé wines that are renowned for their excellence well beyond the borders of France. The grapes are meticulously selected from the finest terroirs in Provence. Harvested at night, the grapes undergo a precise and delicate vinification process. This iconic rosé, with its light color and complex nose, harmoniously reveals a concentrated, rich and elegant expression on the palate.
Since 1896, the Ott name has been a reference among the finest Provence rosé wines. The BY.OTT rosé 2021 by Domaines Ott* comes from a rigorous selection of grapes that are housed in the new Chateau de Selle cellar, then vinified in a purpose-built vat room. This alluring and iconic wine showcases its intense fruity expression, as well as a delicate and silky feel.
A benchmark for Provence wines, Chateau Miraval is also the utter embodiment of the Perrin family and Brad Pitt’s never-ending pursuit of excellence. Stemming from a selection of vineyards located at an altitude of 350 meters and planted in clay-limestone soils, the Miraval rosé 2021 exhibits a perfect balance between acidity and minerality. With a brilliant color and an elegant bouquet, this rosé reveals a full-bodied and perfectly balanced palate.
The Cuvee des Commandeurs is one of the emblems of the Peyrassol estate, an illustrious reference whose history dates back to the 13th century. A subtle alliance between balance and aromatic richness, this wine reveals a delicate pinkish color, a fruity nose and a refreshing palate with a silky feel. Pair it with your favorite summer dishes, like a scallop ceviche, salmon sashimi or sea bass cooked with fennel.
Acquired by the Ott family in the year 1956, Chateau Romassan and its 180-acre vineyard are situated in the west of the Var area of the AOC Bandol. Here, a combination of limestone, marl, sandstone and gravel soils gives rise to rosé wines renowned for their finesse and elegance. On the nose this Bandol rosé, made with a majority of Mourvèdre in its blend, reveals fresh notes of pink grapefruit, fruit tart and a bright minerality. The finish is long and quite complex.
Blending Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache and Merlot grapes harvested at night to lock in the freshness, the Triennes rosé is the perfect choice for a sunny afternoon. This rosé reveals a bouquet bursting with fresh strawberry and white flower fragrances, along with delicate touches of vanilla. A refreshing wine born in the sun-soaked vineyards of Provence, ready to be opened and shared at your next summer barbecue!
This Bandol rosé from Chateau Pradeaux offers an opulent bouquet of white flowers, juicy red grapefruit and bergamot, while on the palate it presents flavors of mandarin and hints of black pepper. The blend here is dominated by Mourvedre, flagship variety of Bandol, which lends the wine a rich texture and a long, succulent finish. While it is certainly ready to enjoy now, this is one of the only styles of rosé fit for a few years of further aging in your cellar. All the more reason to buy a full case!
Founded in the 13th century by the Templars in the 13th century and later bequeathed to the Knights of Malta, the Peyrassol estate is today one of the finest references in the Cotes de Provence. Their prestige rosé, Clos Peyrassol is made exclusively during the best vintages. This pale pink rosé reveals a bouquet of white cherry blossoms, white-fleshed fruit (pears and peaches), and citrus. Its full, fresh and rich palate will pair nicely with squid ceviche or sea bream carpaccio.
The Rose de la Solitude wine has been produced by the Domaine de la Solitude estate in the Bordeaux appellation since the year 2000. This renowned rose is made using the "bleeding" method and blends Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Displaying a brilliant salmon pink color in the glass, this Bordeaux rosé offers a nose of raspberry, wild strawberry and exotic fruit aromas. The palate is well-rounded and smooth, with a fresh fruity expression.
Founded in 1992 by Philippe Bieler, the Bieler Père et Fils estate has been producing Provence rosé since 1992. Their Sabine Rosé is a classic Provence rosé made from a blend of several grape varieties, dominated by Grenache. On the nose, it reveals enticing aromas of white cherries, wild raspberries and peaches, along with floral touches and fragrances of white tea. The palate is creamy yet lifted, leaving behind a mouthwatering minerality.
Made from a blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah, the La Vieille Ferme rosé is a fresh, fruity and deeply colored rosé wine made by the Perrin family in the Ventoux appellation of France’s Rhone Valley. Its lively bouquet pours forth delicious aromas of grapefruit, lemon and pink grapefruit, along with hints of balsamic. The palate reveals a vital acidity and enough body to stand up to heartier summer dishes, like stir-fried vegetables or spaghetti with tomato sauce.
Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes in the Sancerre appellation of France’s Loire Valley, the Terre de Maimbray 2021 hails from clay-limestone soils nicknamed « terres blanches ». The grapes are hand-picked and directly pressed. This Pinot Noir rosé reveals a nose full of grapefruit and pear drop candy aromas. The palate is fresh with a nice texture and remarkable length on a finish full of finesse. The perfect pairing with Japanese food or a fresh strawberry tart.
The Olga Raffault estate covers 60 acres in the Chinon appellation of France’s Loire Valley and is run by the fifth generation of the family. Made from 100% hand-harvested Cabernet Franc grapes, this rosé is produced with 50% partial whole cluster pressing and 50% « bleeding ». The result is a gorgeous salmon pink wine with lovely aromas of red fruit, fresh flowers and earthy nuances. The lively palate shows great focus and tension. This food-friendly rosé will pair effortlessly with grilled vegetables, summer salads and charcuterie.