There are people out there who believe that white wine is superior to red. Some may argue that rosé is the best. But, to us, the wholesome red wine will always be the winner. Provence, France takes great pride in producing some of the world’s finest wines. If you are a true wine enthusiast, you should at least be aware of these delightful red wines from Provence, because they are pretty much the best.
Chateau de Chausse AOP “Rubis” Red 2013
Provence is known to produce the most complex flavors in their wines and this one is a great example. With a raw, earthy, mushroom-y nose, and notes of dark chocolate and freshly roasted coffee, this wine is quite magnificent. It will cost more than a hundred dollars, but man, is it worth the money!
Domaine Tempier Bandol Cuvée Cabassaou (Any Year)
Bandol, a small region that’s close to the Mediterranean, has a variety of grapes called Mourvèdre and its famous for its bold flavors. Domaine Tempier offers a beautiful red, Cuvée Cabassaou, which is a 100% Mourvèdre. If you can cellar this Bandol red for 10 years, you have hit the jackpot. With bold tannins and acidity, this wine is perfect for adventurous wine lovers.
Château Simone, Palette, Provence 2012
A perfect vintage classic, this wine is also a top winner in Decanter’s wine tastings. Thanks to the soil of the region, this wine has a unique minerality, silky texture, and smoothness. With complex flavors of herbs, pine, dark fruit and a refreshing taste at the core, this wine is a global favorite.
Château Vignelaure, Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence 2010
Another leading wine from Decanter’s wine tastings, this wine is also quite popular in the global wine market. This crisp wine comes with notes of strawberries, cream, apricot and a nice finish of acidity. Another vintage that’s a must try!
Famille Perrin Vinesobres Les Cornuds
From Famille Perrin (yes, the same brand that’s associated with Brad Pitt and Angelina in making the Hollywood-famous wine label Miraval) comes this delightful red, full of finesse and blackberry flavours. Les Cornuds is a hilly region, with a relatively warm climate which is perfect for Syrah. This wine, unlike its name, can get you very drunk!