Indulge in the ambiance of a pétanque match, where precision meets pleasure. As the boules collide on dusty courts in Provence, our organic rosé, like a well-aimed throw, delivers an explosion of flavors, creating memories that linger long after the last ball is tossed.
Label design ‘Petanque Players’ by Hubrecht Duijker.
AOP Côtes de Provence
Grenache, Cinsault, Tibouren, Rolle
Serving temperature: 10-12 ºC
Bottle size: 75cl
“I consider it a privilege and pleasure to connect my art to the delicious Provence rosés of Camparnaud”
- Hubrecht Duijker
“I have been playing the game of pétanque, or ‘jeu de boules’, as we often call it in Holland, for several decennia.
Inspired by images of petanque players on village squares in the south of France, I decided to create a homage to this timeless, relaxing sport."
Boules games have a very long history, dating back through the Middle Ages to ancient Rome, and before that even to ancient Greece and Egypt.
In France in the second half of the 19th century a form of boules known as jeu provençal was an extremely popular game. In this form of the game players rolled their boules or ran three steps before throwing a boule. Pétanque originally developed as an offshoot or variant of jeu provençal in 1910 in the town of La Ciotat, in Provence, France.
Behind this is the story of Jules Lenoir, a former jeu provençal player that was suffering from rheumatism in such a severe way that he could no longer run before throwing the boule. In fact, he could barely stand. A good friend named Ernest Pitiot was a local café owner. In order to accommodate his friend, Pitiot developed a variant form of the game in which the length of the pitch or field was reduced by roughly half, and the player, instead of running to throw a boule, stood, stationary, in a circle.
They called the game pieds tanquéa, "feet planted" (on the ground), a name that eventually evolved into the game's current name of pétanque.