davidwelsh... Fine Wine
If you think of a summer wine, I am sure a Provençal pale dry elegant rosé will suffice.
 

This subject is immense, and one in which everyone seems to have some knowledge , whether it be great or small.

However I am not equipped to inform you of the finer details of ‘ Fine Wine .” Nevertheless ,

I do enjoy visiting the local vineyards to have a ‘dégustation’,

I know what I like and what I dislike ... but am very willing to learn more.


Wine has been produced in Provence to a greater or lesser degree for around 2,600 years and has been cultivated since the middle ages, although it is only in the last 30 years or so that these regional wines have gained notoriety.


I am informed Provence is the only French wine region outside Bordeaux that has developed a classified

  ranking for wine estates - (Burgandy, Champagne and Alsace classify their vineyards as areas, not wine estates)


There are 11 official wine appellations in Provence. They are Bandol, Cassis, Coteaux d’Aix en Provence, Coteaux de Pierrevert,

Cotes-de- Provence,- Sainte Victoire, Côtes du Rhone, Coteaux Varois, Les Beaux de Provence and Palette.


If you think of a summer wine, I am sure a Provençal pale dry elegant rosé will suffice and epitomise those balmy summer days,and warm evenings. Provence will be everything you hoped for... that I am sure of.