Provençal Pairings

Rosé is the most popular wine of Provence, but particularly when choosing bottles for these Mediterranean-style dishes, it’d be a shame to ignore what else Marseille’s surrounding region has to offer

By Pascaline Lepeltier

Published on February 21, 2014

Clos Saint Magdeleine Cassis 2011 ($29) With its honeyed texture and white flower notes, this full-bodied white is perfect for the pan-fried sole's dense delicacy.

Domaine de la Tour du Bon Bandol Blanc 2012 ($22) Clairette and rolle grapes' greenness accent the artichokes in the dish of calamari with chorizo and artichokes.

Domaine Hauvette Les Baux de Provence Petra 2012 ($23) This structured, aromatic rosé stands up to bourride's intense garlic and saffron flavors.

Clos Saint Vincent Bellet Blanc 2011 ($50) Made with Burgundian seriousness, this is a seafood-worthy match for zesty pasta shells with artichoke-clam sauce.

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