REGION: Provence, France
VARIETIES: Grenache, Syrah
Every self-respecting wine store needs a classic Provence rosé. We're no different, of course, except for the fact that our MD, Ian, made the stuff during his two years in this very part of the world. In his view, the very best comes from the Mont Saint Victoire area - the craggy rock once the muse of many Cézanne paintings. The bone-dry air and seasonal Mistral wind keep things fresh, whilst the lavender and herbs growing everywhere around here seem to be so present in the wines too.