The best wines of Provence

Discover the best wines of Provence as well as the best winemakers of Provence and estates of Provence to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Provence and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Provence by region

Looking for a good wine of Provence among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Provence. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Provence with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Provence

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Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Provence

Red wines from the region of Provence go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of adapted vietnamese fondue, lamb stew from my mum or tunisian pasta.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Provence

On the nose the red wine of the region of Provence. often reveals types of flavors of black fruits, jam or nutmeg and sometimes also flavors of eucalyptus, pear or cocoa.

The best vintages in red wine of Provence

  • 1986 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1996 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 1990 With an average score of 4.41/5
  • 1992 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 1988 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 1989 With an average score of 4.40/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Provence

  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Mourvedre
  • Grenache
  • Cinsault
  • Carignan

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Provence

A wine route planned in the region of Provence? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Provence.

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.

5°C.

Great white wines of Provence

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Provence

White wines from the region of Provence go well with generally quite well with dishes of rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), shellfish or sweet desserts such as recipes of tuna, goat cheese and mustard pie, paella from an old spanish grandmother... or very simple muffins.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Provence

On the nose the white wine of the region of Provence. often reveals types of flavors of citrus, stone fruit or earthy and sometimes also flavors of red fruit, apricot or pear.

The best vintages in white wine of Provence

  • 1998 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2006 With an average score of 4.21/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2000 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 4.19/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.16/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Provence

  • Clairette
  • Vermentino
  • Rolle
  • Sémillon
  • Ugni blanc
  • Marsanne

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Provence

A wine route planned in the region of Provence? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best white wine of Provence.

Discover the grape variety: Ugni

Ugni blanc is a grape variety originating from Italy. It produces a variety of grape specially used for the elaboration of wine. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by large bunches and small to medium sized grapes. Ugni blanc can be found in many vineyards: South West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Provence & Corsica, Rhone valley, Languedoc & Roussillon, Armagnac, Loire valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais.

Great sparkling wines of Provence

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Provence

Sparkling wines from the region of Provence go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of express braised beef, baked lamb neck on a bed of vegetables and grapes or couscous without couscous maker.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Provence

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Provence. often reveals types of flavors of strawberries, melon or oak and sometimes also flavors of non oak, tropical fruit or black fruit.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Provence

  • 2011 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.94/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.85/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Provence

  • Grenache
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Cinsault
  • Mourvedre
  • Chardonnay
  • Ugni blanc

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Provence

A wine route planned in the region of Provence? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Provence.

The word of the wine: Ovoids (tanks)

Egg-shaped vats used for wine making and maturing that favour the natural suspension of the lees thanks to the vortex movements, which give the wine more fat and fruity aromas.

Great pink wines of Provence

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Provence

Pink wines from the region of Provence go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, shellfish or vegetarian such as recipes of quiche with bacon and gruyère cheese, thai shrimp sauce or zucchini quiche.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Provence

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Provence. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, pomegranate or quince and sometimes also flavors of cranberry, tangerine or orange blossom. In the mouth the pink wine of the region of Provence. is a with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in pink wine of Provence

  • 1998 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.27/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.25/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.24/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.24/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 4.24/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Provence

  • Grenache
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Cinsault
  • Tibouren
  • Mourvedre
  • Vermentino

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Provence

A wine route planned in the region of Provence? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Provence.

Discover the grape variety: Grenache

Grenache noir is a grape variety that originated in Spain. It produces a variety of grape specially used for the elaboration of wine. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by medium to large bunches, and grapes of medium size. Grenache noir can be found in many vineyards: South West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Provence & Corsica, Languedoc & Roussillon, Rhone Valley, Loire Valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais.

Great sweet wines of Provence

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Provence

Sweet wines from the region of Provence go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, mature and hard cheese or pork such as recipes of roumazave (madagascar), truffle with saint-nectaire cheese or white cabbage with bacon.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Provence

  • 1994 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1993 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1992 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.40/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.40/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.40/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Provence

  • Grenache
  • Merlot
  • Mourvedre
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Roussanne
  • Marsanne

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Provence

A wine route planned in the region of Provence? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sweet wine of Provence.

The word of the wine: Length

Persistence in the mouth of a wine measured in caudalies.

News from the vineyard of Provence

Andrew Jefford: ‘2021 has been the year of all the miseries’

How’s the weather been this year? Awful. ‘La nature m’écoeure’, one of my wine-growing friends posted on Facebook on 8 April, having been out to look at the frost-crippled shoots on his vines that morning: ‘Nature disgusts me’. It takes a lot to make a wine-grower feel that. He wasn’t alone. Jeremiads echo around the northern hemisphere as 2021 closes. It’s been the year of all the miseries. None suffered more horribly than the growers of Germany’s Ahr valley, where floodwaters caused by the fou ...

Andrew Jefford: ‘A wine’s visual cues shout, stamp, whistle and roar’

Disconcerting: I couldn’t forget this bottle for days afterwards. Still can’t. Back in August, wine critic Lin Liu MW (together with her partner Philippe Lejeune of Château de Chambert in Cahors) came to dinner, en route to a short holiday in Provence. One of the bottles Lin brought for us to try together was the 2018 Les Rocheuses, Parcelles No 5 et 6, from Château Le Rey in Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux. It came in a slope-shouldered bottle, not a classic Bordeaux bottle. We tried it with some R ...

Brad Pitt to reopen Château Miraval recording studio

Brad Pitt and Emmy Award-winning French producer Damien Quintard have worked together to revamp and redesign the Château Miraval recording studio, which has sat unused for nearly two decades. Renamed Miraval Studios, the venue will reopen in the heart of Provence rosé wine country in summer 2022. It marks a rebirth for the illustrious venue, previously known as Studio Miraval, which was built in 1977 by the estate’s then-owner, French pianist and composer Jacques Loussier. Pink Floyd used the st ...

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