France is the home of rosé, which the spelling of the term clearly indicates. France is also the world's largest producer of rosé wines, around 30% of the world's volume comes from there.
Rosé is extremely popular, especially among younger wine consumers, and not just in summer.
Many holidaymakers are familiar with the rosés of Provence, they are also considered to be among the best in France. There is also a large number of good rosé wines from all possible regions, Bordeaux, Bergerac, Loire, the southern Rhône and of course the Languedoc-Roussillon are particularly noteworthy here.
Rosé is usually made from the same vines that produce the region's red wines. In the Mediterranean regions, these are often Grenache Noir, Syrah and Cinsault, in the southwest Cabernet and Merlot, on the Loire Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir. In addition to Pinot Noir, white grape varieties for the production of rosé are also permitted for champagne, which is otherwise not intended.
A rosé wine can usually be used at the table like white wine, i.e. more with lighter dishes such as vegetables or fish, but it also cuts a fine figure with grilled dishes. He usually has no problem with Mediterranean spices, nor do we with more intense sauces, e.g. made with cream or as béchamel.