Wine tour Marseille - Bandol -Saint Tropez - Road of Rose wine of Provence
Workshop of wine:
History: The rose, the oldest wine
26 centuries ago, Marseille was found by the ancient Greeks who came along with grapes seeds, and they established the early vineyards and wine culture in Provence. The wines produced at that time were light in colour. In Provence, the climate, the soil, the grape varieties are conducive to the production of the elegant pink colour. Provence is also the only wine region to dedicate its production to Rosé wine. Its knowledge and anticipation today of Provence Rosé allows it to be world No. 1 Rosé wine production.
Lunch at the Bistrot Mogador
Dinner in a traditional farmhouse in Provence
Accommodation in a Provencal Traditional Farmhouse
WINE WORKSHOP: DEVELOPMENT OF ROSE
When the harvest of black grapes arrive at the winery, we proceed to stalking, separating the berries (grapes) of the cob (woody part of the cluster). The berries are then dislodged. They burst and release the pulp, skin, seeds and grape juice. This set is called the wort. The wort is then macerated in a tank between 2 and 20 hours at a controlled temperature ranging from 16 ° C to 20 ° C. The pigments and fragrances contained in grape film mix with the rest. It must then be pressed to separate the solid part of the marc (skin, seed) of juice that is only fermented at low temperature (18-20 ° C) to preserve maximum aromas. Unlike red wine, it is this short maceration which colours and aromas in rose wine. Another technique, called direct pressing is to directly press the whole or scuffed clusters and to immediately clear juice to ferment.
Free lunch at your leisure at the little typical port of Bandol
Free dinner at Bandol
Accomodation at Bandol
WINE WORKSHOP: MOMENTS OF ROSE, RECIPES IDEAS (Wine and Food pairing)
Rosé wine can used as an aperitif, with friends, family, in summer and winter, in Provence and elsewhere, with an exotic dish, on a starry table for a festive meal, the wine delights in the colours of Provence cuisine … Here are some selected times during which the Rosé de Provence will be a great companion in all circumstances and all year round. Rosé wine goes perfectly with the original Provencal cuisine throughout the year.
Entrées + Rosé
Anchovy and seasonal vegetables. Tart sardines and pesto. Tartlets with tomato and melon. Shell almonds tapas. Asparagus Cream egg yolks with tarragon. Squid vermicelli. The Shrimp Salad in Pastilla. Anchovies fees to avocats.
Meat dishes + Rosé
Lamb chops with anchovies, artichoke cream, trio of grilled meats, ratatouille Var Fondue Lamb with Herbs, Veal back in red and black
Fish dishes + Rosé
Slices of raw fish, Saint-Jacques and foie gras, peach salsa St Jacques Roast Carrot and lemon, red mullet fillets with Lemongrass
Desserts + Rosé
Granny Crumble, exotic, peach, strawberries frayed chocolate, green tea sauce
Free lunch at your leisure
Free dinner at Saint-Tropez
Accomodation at Saint-Tropez
DEPARTURE is GUARANTEED by a group of 8 persons in reference to the calendar of departure
Individual departure is available by a simple request (please contact us for 2 people)
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
* The airport transfer or other transfer services(between the hotels and airport, train station etc)
- According to your time of arrival or departure you might need to plan an additional night
- We are able to receive you and send you anywhere you wish in France(an airport,a train station, or a street…)
* Meals except for the ones specified above
* Beverages other than the ones specified above
* The hotel taxes (city tax or others)
* Tips, Personal expenses and any extra arrangements
* As marked in the Fuel Policies of Car hire companies, your vehicle will be supplied with a full tank of fuel and must be returned full, missing fuel will be charged on your return.
* Cancellation fees
* Anything not mentioned under “The price includes”
Hotel taxes are not included in our programs. They are variable and will be demanded directly by the hotels before your leaving. The taxes can be different between the hotels even if they are in a same standard or have same stars.
CANCELLATION IN HIGH SEASONS
Regardless of the cancellation fees set out in our terms and conditions, some providers and hotels may apply different rules in high seasons. These terms of payment and cancellation will be specified in each reservation. You will be informed right after your booking. It happens that the hotels require the total booking value in case of cancellation.