Chateau de Berne in "Rosé Wine From Provence" article from Wine Story

Chateau de Berne in "Rosé Wine From Provence" article from Wine Story

From Rosé wine from Provence article, published on March 23rd, 2021 in A Wine Story by Marisa D’Vari.

« Have you wondered why consumers around the USA always gravitate to rosé wine from Provence?

Perhaps the reason stems because rosé wine from Provence is crisp, like a glass of cold water. And by tradition, rosé wine from Provence is usually served in the spring and summer months.

Then again, rosé wine from Provence is typically an affordable wine. It pairs with many of the most popular spring and summer styles of cuisine, like salads and lighter fare.

The first rosé wine to be discussed is called “Romance” from Château de Berne.

It is a distinctive wine because of its pale salmon color, and also because of its closure: a bottle stopper. They have also designed the white stripes on the neck of the bottle to reinforce the beautiful perfume of the wine, as it takes its design from the perfume industry. The grapes used to make “Romance” are grenache noir, syrah, and a small amount of merlot for fruitiness. Limestone soil in the vineyard gives the wine refreshing acidity.

The second wine from Château de Berne is called “Inspiration.” It falls under the classification of Cotes de Provence.

The square shape of the Inspiration bottle reinforces the unique square shaped tower of the ancient Château de Berne castle tower. This is unusual for France, as the square tower shape is associated with Tuscany in Italy. The Inspiration bottle has a traditional cork. The grapes are a majority of grenache noir  (roughly 60% though this changes with the vintage) and about 20% each syrah and cinsault. This rosé wine is also a light salmon color, very refreshing but with more depth. This is consistent with pairing with the delicious cuisine one can find in Château de Berne’s Michelin-rated restaurant and hospitality center.

Rosé wine from Provence : Ultimate Provence 2020

The last wine tasted is the Ultimate Provence 2020. The gorgeous glass bottle is redolent of Lalique. The blend here is roughly a third each of grenache noir, cinsault, and syrah (depending on the vintage), with about ten percent of rolle (vermentino) for freshness. This is a gastronomic wine with more intense flavors suitable to pair with stronger flavored dishes.

Provence Today

Winemaker Cornu enthusiastically spoke about the history and the future of rosé wine from Provence. He also revealed some of the new trends in the region, such as the growing popularity of rosé wine based cocktails. In the presentation, one could view pictures of the Château de Berne estate and gorgeous vineyards. The castle and its vineyards have stood here for centuries. Yet in recent years the Relais & Chateaux luxury brand have modernized the Château de Berne castle and turned parts of it into a 5-star luxury resort. This includes dazzling swimming pools, a fitness center /spa, and gorgeous rooms. And of course, the Michelin-rated restaurant for wine and gastronomic food experiences. »

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