Check out the new, mobile-friendly!

Provence Rosés Riding High

Kim Marcus
Issue: August 31, 2013

Today, cutting-edge Provence rosé estates, such at the top-scoring Chateau d'Esclans, are using Burgundian winemaking techniques, such as barrel fermentation and lees stirring, to push the quality envelope. The celebrity of rosé has been enhanced by its popularity among pop singers and movie stars. Provence's sunny climate has long been conducive to grapegrowing and entertaining, both to the benefit of rosé. Wine Spectator's Kim Marcus explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 23, 2013.

To continue reading this page, become a member today!

Do you have a Wine Spectator magazine subscription? Save 50% on your Online Membership right now!

Already a member?

  |  Forgot Password?

By clicking "Log In" you agree to the Terms and Conditions of


= members only

Keep me logged in      Forgot Password?

Job Opportunities

Passionate about wine? Wine Spectator magazine is looking for an enthusiastic copy editor in the New York office.

Email Newsletters

Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions
New! Ratings Flash | New! Unfiltered

» View samples
» Or sign up now!
» Manage my newsletter preferences


The marketplace for all your wine needs, including:

Wine Storage | Wine Clubs
Dining & Travel | Wine Auctions
Wine Shops | Wine Accessories