but was it a good year for rosé?

but was it a good year for rosé?

Did you see the film A Good Year, based on the novel by Peter Mayle? That was shot at Château La Canorgue in the Luberon. Which is not, technically, in Provence. (It's in the Rhône.)

This wild region doesn’t have much in common with the rest of the Rhône and wasn’t declared to be the Luberon AOP until 1988. The landscape is dominated by the Luberon massif, a grouping
of three small mountain ranges. Culturally, thanks in part to Peter Mayle's accounts of life in the village of Ménerbes, one could consider the Luberon to be in Provence. More than half the wine produced here is rosé.

Château La Canorgue Luberon Rosé ($)

The film was charming, if poorly reviewed. The wine, too, has a winning quality, even if it's not entirely a winner. Sourced from biodynamically and organically farmed Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre, this wine is the dry, pale rosé version of Glühwein— think cherry, orange slices, star anise, cinnamon sticks—if allowed to open up in the glass.

– Excerpt, edited, from Rosé All Day. Illustration by Mercedes Leon.

the provençal rosé paradox

the provençal rosé paradox

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