Situated in one of the most beautiful places on earth, just a few miles from St. Tropez on the French Mediterranean, Les Valentines is located inside the Côtes de Provence la-Londe AOC, considered the “Grand Cru” site for rosé wine in France. Close proximity to the ocean mitigates the hot summer days, as does the Mistral wind that comes howling down from the Rhône to empty out into the ocean. This allows the grapes to retain their acidity while still ripening the Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah that form the backbone of Les Valentines’ gutsy reds and beautifully structured rosés. They also produce fresh whites from Ugni Blanc, Clairette and aromatic Vermentino.
There are few regions that take their rosé wines as seriously as Provence does. These are from low-yielding vineyards earmarked specifically for optimal rosé wine, not simply bled off vats of red wine for a quick cash grab. The quintessential summer sipper, but with more than enough weight and character to be enjoyed all year round.