Provence Wineries Plan Strong Showing at La Nuit en Rosé in Manhattan
East Coast wine enthusiasts will gather for a grand celebration of rosé on June 13 and 14 during La Nuit en Rosé (“the pink night”), an elegant wine festival aboard the Hornblower Hybrid luxury yacht on New York City’s Hudson River. La Nuit en Rosé, which is the first and largest event of its kind in America, will showcase rosés from around the world. The cocktail-style tasting events, with afternoon and evening cruises on both Friday and Saturday, will demonstrate the diversity of rosé by featuring more than 50 rosé wines. Thirteen wineries from the Provence region of France will be on hand, pouring one or more of their category-leading rosés.
“As the world’s largest wine region specializing in rosé, we’re pleased to be the most-represented region at La Nuit en Rosé,” said François Millo, director of the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence. Rosé wines make up more than 88% of all Appellation d’Origine Protégée wines produced in Provence, home of France’s oldest vineyards.
In addition to rosé wine tasting and a 90-minute cruise on the Hudson River, each of the four-hour events will feature hors d’oeuvres, music, and art. Guests choose from four time slots – Friday (June 13) afternoon or evening, or Saturday (June 14) afternoon or evening. Ticket information and full details are online at nuitrose.com
Participating wineries from Provence include:
Wines of Provence table
Château de Berne
Château Les Valentines
Domaine de Jacourette
Domaine du Grand Cros
Les Quatre Tours
Maison Saint Aix
Château La Gordonne
Château La Tour de l’Évêque
Maison Saint Aix
“New Yorkers love Provence’s style of rosés, and we are excited to offer nearly 20 wines from Provence,” said Pierrick Bouquet, organizer of La Nuit en Rosé.
The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence (CIVP), known in the United States as the Provence Wine Council, is an organization representing more than 600 wine producers and 40 trade companies from the Provence region of France. Its mission is to promote and advance the wines of the region’s principal appellations. The organization’s members together produce 96 percent of Provence’s Appellation d’Origine Protégée (AOP) wines. More information can be found at www.winesofprovence.com and on social media: facebook.com/winesofprovence, twitter.com/winesofprovence, instagram.com/winesofprovence.
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