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Provence provenance
26 Mar 2010 by Richard Hemming
Rosé is fast becoming a colour of choice no matter the month, apparently defying its traditional summertime association, but it didn't seem the sunniest prospect at a generic Provence tasting on a cold February afternoon in London, although to be fair there were some lovely pinks on show. I bee-lined instead for the reds, which were a hotch-potch of styles and quality levels, but mostly all in the Rhône mould. There were a few whites too, but the vast majority were pink, a reflection of the 80% of production of the region. There are many different shades and styles of Provençal rosé, all pretty much dry but otherwise very varied....

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