A Provençal vision of the future
26 Oct 2010 by Richard Hemming
Rural Provence has a certain timelessness: the fields of lavender, crumbling villages and rolling vineyards are an echo of a France frozen from a distant generation. Encountering the cutting edge of wine-thinking here could hardly be more surprising. Predicting the future of anything is often the road to ridicule, and it is far easier to lampoon those who do have a go than to formulate better ideas, so credit is due to Gilles Masson of the world’s only Rosé Research Centre for his forward thinking. He and his team are devoted to the advancement of all things pink, which in Provence is around 88% of the region’s output, and much...

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