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Provence Wine Tasting

By Viator, August 2010

4.5 75 Reviews | Add your review

As well as lavender, the soil of Provence is of course the source of some outstanding wines. Grape cultivation was big business around here even before the Roman Empire came along, and today Provencal wines grace tables the world over. Set out from the walled medieval city of Avignon and get acquainted with places which until now have just been names on bottle labels.

Let someone else take care of the driving as you tour local vineyards, tasting the best that Provence’s winemakers have to offer. The best-known examples are the red and white varieties of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, produced in picturesque vineyards on gently rolling hills. The Provencal climate also ensures the perfect conditions for producing and – as it happens – enjoying rosé; sample refreshing Tavel, France’s oldest rosé, before moving on to Lirac, for more of the full-flavored reds for which Provence is renowned.

If you’re new to winetasting and all that talk of mouthfeel and bouquet sounds like double dutch, don’t worry. Wine experts are on hand to explain how to judge wines based on appearance, aroma and, of course, taste. They will also lay out the winemaking process from seed to cellar and explain the importance of “terroir” to both French winemaking and the Gallic character.

Wine and history are intertwined throughout Provence. Wineries are often architectural treasures in themselves, and along the way you’ll also visit historic sites like the Vaucluse hill town of Gordes and medieval Villeneuve with its churches, forts and Abbey. Explore the ruins of the Popes’ summer residence which gave Chateauneuf-du-Pape its name, and finally marvel at the stunningly preserved Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard.

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