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Majestic Guides: the best Provence wines and wineries to drink at home

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​​An introduction to the best Provence wines and wineries to drink at home


In Short:
Rosé wine has become hugely popular amongst wine drinkers in recent years. Provence has been a long-term favourite for rosé drinkers in the know, so we’d like to share some of our top bottles from Provence’s best wineries.


The Provence region sits along the sunny Mediterranean coastline of southeastern France. It’s the country’s oldest wine-producing region. Red and white wines are made here, though more than 60% of production is dedicated to rosé wine.

The hot climate is perfect for grape growing. Along with plenty of sunshine and very little rain, the famous local wind,‘The Mistral’, moderates the heat and keeps vineyards dry and free of pests.

The mountain ranges that surround Provence means that much of the region is set on gentle slopes – the ideal terrain for vines. The main Provence rosé grapes are Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsaut, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Carignan.

Provence rosé is a far cry from the deeply fruity New World style of rosé, like California’s White Zinfandel. Provence rosé wine is typically dry, with delicate fruit flavours, fresh minerality and crisp acidity – all important thirst-quenching characteristics when choosing what to drink on a hot day in Provence.


Château Minuty

Château Minuty make excellent-quality wine in the Côtes de Provence region. They are one of only a few châteaux in Provence to be designated Cru Classé status. The focus is on keeping yields low and grapes are picked by hand, ensuring only the finest fruit is used to make their wine. 

M de Minuty rosé is the gold standard for Provence wine, and it’s one of our bestselling rosés with good reason. 70% of the wine is made from free-run juice (where grapes are naturally crushed under their own weight in the press). It’s considered to be the highest quality juice, since there’s minimal contact with the bitter elements of the grapes. The end result is a delicate, refreshing rosé wine with pure fruit flavours including grapefruit and white peach.

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Château Minuty 'M de Minuty' Rosé, Côtes de Provence

Whispering Angel

The trendiest Provence rosé of the moment is made by Sacha Lachine, a master of the art of rosé. In 2006, he took over Caves d'Esclans. His vision was to create some of the world's greatest wine. To do so, he introduced groundbreaking winemaking techniques.
This revolutionised Provence rosé – with Whispering Angel as the figurehead. It has fresh notes of apple, pink grapefruit, peach and cream, and a long, smooth finish.

Give Whispering Angel a try here

Caves d'Esclans 'Whispering Angel' Rosé, Provence

Commanderie de Peyrassol

The Commanderie de Peyrassol estate was founded by the Knights Templar in the 12th century. Today, it’s the hub of a very different kind of pilgrimage – of wine lovers to one of the finest and most beautiful vineyards in all of Provence. 

The estate has a reputation for making some of the best Provence rosé wine. Because the vineyards are at a higher altitude, there’s a perfect balance between warm daytime and cool nighttime temperatures, making grapes incredibly aromatic. Réserve des Templiers is a classic example of fruity and fresh Provence rosé. It’s peachy and herbal, with a wonderful citrusy edge.

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Peyrassol 'Réserve des Templiers' Rosé, Côtes de Provence