At the third annual Cotignac Rosé Festival local producers (Nestuby, Caseneuve, Clos la Menardière, and the Vignerons de Cotignac) joined forces with Mirabeau-en-Provence for a sumptuous evening of music, dancing, food, and heaps of the finest rosé wine. The first glass (imprinted in pink with “Cotignac Rosé Festival ’18”) becomes a collectible for just three euros and included a choice of wine. Top ups cost just 2 euros, making this a very reasonable and convenient way to try the crème de la crème of Cotignac’s finest!
The crowd included locals and visitors, wine buffs and council members, and children too. There was a food truck serving burgers and fries, stands with local specialties like pissaladière, and the restaurants served themed menus and cuisine that went well, of course, with rosé. And the now very popular DJ Nick Boot spun out tunes from the 80s and 90s rock, pop, and disco, making the party atmosphere truly memorable.
There were volunteers too, that made the event one that brought out the true spirit of commaraderie and village unity!
The Rosé Festival aims to make the public more aware of the subtleties of fine rosé, a great deal more sophisticated (there really is an art skill devoted to creating them) than the more run of the mill and less refined rosés that are generally consumed by locals for daily consumption in boxes, for example. Provence rosés really are the best and continue to enjoy their popularity currently exploding and being enjoyed by exigent wine lovers all over the world.
For more information on the participants, check out their websites:
Mirabeau-en-Provence (in English and French): www.mirabeauwine.com
Vignerons de Cotignac (in French) : http://www.vigneronsdecotignac.com/
Clos la Minardière (in French): http://lamenardiere.com/
Domaine de Caseneuve (in French): https://www.vigneron-independant.com/domaine-de-caseneuve
L’Ecole du Sens (in French): https://www.terrisse.eu/
Stay tuned to Provence Living on Facebook (www.facebook.com/provenceliving) for information about the next Cotignac Rosé Festival 2019!