Cezanne, van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Munch, Monet. Quite the list of famous painters, and no they weren’t also winemakers. The artiste as entrepreneur, return to the earth movement is a relatively recent phenomenon, requiring of course that intervening fleeing from the earth. You mean I have to touch that?
No these masters all fell in love with — and beautifully portrayed — Provence, that southern region of France where the mountains give way to the azure Mediterranean, a.k.a. the Côte d’Azur. Our love affair with Provence continues to this day. We love Provence, anything Provencal, and one of the things I associate most deeply with Provence is ratatouille.
Okay, so while that may be true, sorta, kinda, Provencal rosés are what we should be talking about. It’s no surprise that this lovely coastal region, warm and blessed with the bounty of the sea, has a virtually unquenchable thirst for light, refreshing food-friendly wines. What is refreshing is their decision to turn to rosé wines instead of whites to meet this demand.
— Gregory Dal Piaz