The 2014 harvest in France's Provence wine-growing region will see a rise of around 11% on last year, relieving supply pressures in serving strong domestic and export markets, according to a trade body.

The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence  (CIVP) said this year's volumes will also represent a 7.6% increase on the annual average of the past five years.

"The harvest will total almost 1.33m hcl - the equivalent of 177m bottles - for the appellations Côtes de Provence, Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, Coteaux Varois en Provence," the CIVP added.

Around 88% of the 2014 crop will be devoted to rosé production -  159m bottles.

"To a backdrop of strong demand for rosé wine and after five small harvests, Provence will be able to fulfil its role as market leader in the segment," the CIVP added.

Provence rosé wine growth has been particularly strong in in the US, where it recorded a 40% increase in volume between 2012 and 2013.