Sumary of There’s more to southern French rosé than Provence | Fiona Beckett on drink:
- “When I worked in Bandol in the early 1990s, red wine accounted for the majority of sales,” says Jason Yapp, who sells the high end Mas de la Rouvière rosé for almost the same price as the winery’s red.
- While a shade pinker, Rosé de Balthazar (see today’s picks) is currently about half the price of many Provence rosés, while bargain central Aldi stocks a stylish Ventoux along with the Côtes du Luberon rosé I recommended the other week.
- Not Provençal, but could be.Lafage miraflors rosé 2020 Côtes Catalanes£10.99 (on offer) Simply Wines Direct, £11.59 allaboutwine.co.uk, 12.5%.
- Fresh and citrussy, with a lovely touch of wild strawberry.Aldi Specially Selected Ventoux Rosé£6.99, 13%.