Today the region is known predominantly for its rosé wine, though wine critics such as Tom Stevenson believe that region's best wines are the spicy, full-flavoured red wines. Rosé wine currently accounts for more than half of the production of Provençal wine, with red wine accounting for about a third of the region's production. White wine is also produced in small quantities throughout the region with the Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) region of Cassis specializing in white wine production. The Côtes de Provence is the largest AOC followed by the Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence. The Bandol region near Toulon is one of the more internationally recognized Provençal wine regions.
Figuière, Côtes de Provence La Londe Rosé Confidentielle 2017
La Londe is a subappellation of the Côtes de Provence, with vines on schist soil close to the coast. This ripe wine, from organic grapes, is strongly mineral in texture and has a good balance of acidity and rich red fruits. The aftertaste is tangy and intense. Drink the wine from later in 2018.
92 pts. Wine Enthusiast
$39.00 Special order
Figuière, Côtes de Provence Première Rosé 2018
Figuière aims for tight wines that express the unique terroir of coastal Provence. Première Rosé shows complex aromas and flavors of nectarine, thyme and lavender, and white flowers. A blend of Mourvèdre, Cinsault, and Grenache with a short two to three-hour maceration on the skins. The wine has a persistent freshness thanks to cooling breezes from the Mediterranean and an underpinning of salty minerality thanks to La Londe’s distinctive schist soils.