From humble beginnings in 1880 as a truffle orchard, the vineyard was converted over to vines in the early 1900's making it today one of the largest Domaines in the AOP Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence area. Maison Saint Aix's focus is to create the best possible Rose in the world. Its generous taste, harmonious structure and long finish make it the perfect rose to be shared all year round.
A classic blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, the 2018 Aix Rose is a wonderful aperitif, striking that balance between dry crispness and delicate fruit flavours. Brilliant Rose.
The highly anticipated new release of Aix Rose emerged after a long harvest which began with Syrah on the 6th of September and concluded with harvesting Grenache on October 5th. The different levels of maturity of the grapes, due to Spring rain, led to a long harvest. The good weather conditions during harvest allowed time for optimum control of the maturity. The fruit quality was superb; the berries were perfectly ripe and full of varietal flavours. Grapes were picked as early as 4am to ensure that their delicate aromas, flavours and freshness were captured. Fermentation at low temperatures preserved the aromas of the fruit. A state of the art production process minimised the influence of oxygen, establishing an easy to drink wine with finished of red berries, grapefruit and honey. Grenache 60%, Syrah 20%, Cinsault 20%. 30% Saignee, 70% of gentle direct pressing. Fermentation between 14 degrees and 16 degrees celcius.
Pale pink colour with copper hue. Floral nose with violet notes, red berries and ripe citrus. The palate has good layers, fresh and structured with mild extract, a crisp acidity, juicy red fruit citrus notes and good length.
From humble beginnings in 1880 as a truffle orchard, the vineyard was converted over to vines in the early 1900’s making it today one of the largest Domaines in the AOP Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence area. The vineyard is situated 420m above sea-level and aspect is south-west which allows it to receive around 300 days of sunshine. Farmed organically, the AIX Rose is made from the top blend of Maison Saint Aix
ROGER VOSS - WINE ENTHUSIAST
Attractively peppery Grenache brings out the richness of this fruity wine. Raspberry flavors and ripe acidity are full and generous. The finish is deliciously refreshing.