Rosé, Provence vs Loire, which is best? Exclusive Taste Test Case
For many years Provence has ruled the roost with its blushes, usually Grenache/Cinsault blends, pale in colour and just so easy to drink but more recently there has been a definite move towards deeper coloured rosés such as the food friendly Pinot Noir rosés of the Loire, so which is best?
This can’t be settled by discussion, and the answer will be different for different people so the real answer is a good old fashioned taste test. To help you work out which you prefer and perhaps create or resolve any family arguments on the subject, we’ve put together this ultimate taste test case containing three bottles each of the best of Provence and the best of the Loire.
Certified AB and Ecocert organic. A blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and a bit of Vermentino.
“Very pale with a golden cast. Rose scented, creamy raspberry fruit. There’s a fullness to the weight and shape of the wine, yet it is also extraordinarily delicate, as if the berry fruit and softly subtle spices have been brushed on with a feather. The structure comes more from the taste and feel of smooth, wet river pebbles than any sense of acidity. Some blueberry, some lavender. A fine, fresh finish. A serious wine that restores my faith in Provence rosé.”