Finally I come to Rosé
Although, sadly, I don't have any photos as the wine's don't seem to last long in our house!
Provence is known for it's rosé's and there is no shortage to choose from.
But which one to choose?
Make no mistake, there are 100's and prices from a couple of Euros to €20 and up - a huge range.
My advice - don't spend too much on rosé but don't opt for the two-buck-chuck option either.
I've tried both - the more expensive are just that, expensive, and for no real quality or taste reason over others of lesser value.
The cheap and cheerful are...hmmm...ok but often leave a bad after taste and are guaranteed to give you a headache.
Look for mid-range price wise - in € around the 5 - 20€ mark.
Location is key to me!
Provence is a big place geographically so as a rule of thumb (and this is my thumb, not others) use these pointers:
The darker the rosé - the more tannic and full bodied the wine.
Rosé from the northern parts of Provence (Vaucluse, Drôme, Hautes Alps, de Provence) tend to be heavier, tannic and more suited to food than drank on their own.
Lighter wines come from the southern parts of Provence - I love rosé from the Var region, it's almost always light, fruity and refreshing and rarely give me a headache.
Rosé's from the Buches du Rhône region are brilliant with seafood and tend to have a slight saltiness.