Mas Sainte Berthe, Coteaux d’Aix en Provence

Nearly two years ago my husband and I set out to explore the South of France.  After discovering Nice, Saint Paul de Vence, Cap Ferrat and several other wonderful little towns we spent the last two days in Aix.  A day trip to the outlying wine country was a must.  After hours of tasting beautiful wines and constant translation issues and language barriers, it was a relief to discover Mas Sainte Berthe.  Not only was the wine lovely but the woman who assisted with our tasting spoke perfect English!  As always, I was caught up in the fun of it all and did not take the detailed notes I intended to.  But one sip of this lovely white wine took me back to the rolling hills of Provence.  It is bright and fruity with lots of pear notes and a hint a lime lingering at the end.  It paired beautifully with my Zucchini, Squash & Potato Gratin and Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breasts.  While this particular bottle may not be easy to find stateside, there are several Provencal wines available, especially roses for which they are best known.  While Zach and I are devote red wine drinkers we have really tried to branch out and are discovering a lovely world of white varietals.  We encourage you to explore as well.  Whether it be in your hometown or in the hills of France, I am certain you won’t be disappointed.



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