Top 100 wines of Provence

Discover the top 100 best wines of Provence as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular of Provence and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Provence

Provence is a wine region in the far southeast of France, best known for the quality (and quantity) of its rosé wines and for its Warm, mild Climate. The modernization that is taking place in many of the traditional wine regions of southern France has not yet taken place to the same extent in Provence, but there are Clear signs of change. The region's Grape varieties, in particular, have come under scrutiny in recent decades. Traditional varieties such as Carignan, Barbaroux (Barbarossa from Sardinia) and Calitor are being replaced by more commercially viable varieties such as Grenache, Syrah and even Cabernet Sauvignon.

The term "Varietal improvers" is gaining ground in Provence, as it is in the neighbouring Languedoc-Roussillon. The most successful local varieties, Mourvèdre, Tibouren and Vermentino (known locally as Rolle), have remained in favor, proving their value in Provence wines, in red, rosé and white respectively. The Vineyards of Provence cover an area of France's southeastern coastline that measures about 200 kilometers from east to west. In this definitely Mediterranean climate - no Provencal vineyard is more than 55 km from the Mediterranean - the vines enjoy about 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, as well as an average annual temperature of 14.


Discover the grape variety: Clairette

Clairette rosé is a grape variety that originated in France (Provence). It produces a variety of grape used for wine making. However, it can also be found on our tables! Note that this grape variety can also be used for the elaboration of eaux de vie. This variety of vine is characterized by medium to large bunches of grapes of medium size. Clairette rosé can be found in several vineyards: South-West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Rhône Valley, Provence & Corsica, Languedoc & Roussillon, Loire Valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais, Armagnac.

Food and wine pairing with a wine of Provence

wines from the region of Provence go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, shellfish or vegetarian such as recipes of pasta carbonara, shrimp curry and coconut (thailand) or vegan leek and tofu quiche.

Organoleptic analysis of wine of Provence

On the nose in the region of Provence often reveals types of flavors of citrus, savory or bubblegum and sometimes also flavors of fresh strawberries, hay or nutty. In the mouth in the region of Provence is a with a nice freshness.

News from the vineyard of Provence

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Decanter guide to picnicking for wine lovers

According to lifestyle and happiness guru Gretchen Rubin, you ‘bring your own weather to a picnic’. Ms Rubin, I’d suggest, has never shivered under a tree watching raindrops turn her fish-paste sandwich to mush because the weather forecast was wrong. There are, it’s safe to say, picnics and Picnics. It’s a term that takes in everything from a rubber baguette in a French ‘Aire’ off the Autoroute du Soleil to a four-course spread while listening to opera at Glyndebourne. What’s definitely true is ...

Preview: Tesco’s spring/summer tasting

Decanter attended Tesco’s spring/summer 2022 portfolio tasting at the end of April where over 140 wines were on show, 38 of which are new to the range. In anticipation of the full list of top buys, to follow soon, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourites to get you in the mood for spring. Tesco’s wine buying team highlighted 24 wines as their must-try buys, and five of these have featured in our initial spring roundup below. We think they showcase the diversity of the Tesco range and the value t ...