EXAMINER- Wines of Provence, France: Re-birth of rosé

By Charlene Peters
Boston City Guide Examiner

From Caves d’Esclans – Sacha Lichine, a 2011 Whispering Angel rosé from appellation Côtes de Provence that is a blend of grenache, cinsault, vermentino, tibouren, syrah, carignan and mourvedre grapes. This is not an oaked wine, and the blend of grapes is delicious.
From the same winery: a Les Clans 2010 rosé from appellation Côtes de Provence offers two grapes: grenache and rolle. This silky wine with a hint of white flower notes is pricy, with a suggested retail of $70, but very good — aged in French oak barrels for 6-8 months.