Exploring AIX Rosé 2020 from Provence
With mineral rich soils, 300 days of sun a year and cooling Mistral Winds, Provence offers ideal growing conditions for Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault grapes.
Maison Saint Aix is one of the largest domains in the AOP Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence appellation. At 420m above sea level, it’s also one of the highest, this means the domain enjoys cooler nights and a greater Mistral effect that dries the vines on dewy mornings.
The Domaine’s 50-60 year old Grenache vines ensure highest quality ‘jus’, while the fruit from the younger vines brings the freshness. To maintain the harmony of the land, the estate runs a busy replanting schedule – replacing up to 4 hectares a year with new vines.
Notes on the AIX Rosé 2020 wine
In early September the Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah grapes are harvested from early morning to noon. This is to ensure optimal freshness of the grapes, the conservation of the most delicate aromas and a reduced risk of oxidisation.
AIX is a well-balanced premium Provence rosé with a typical hypnotising salmon pink colour. On the nose there is a freshness and fragrance, delicate yet youthful with sophisticated notes of fresh red fruits, peach and subtle floral hints. It offers roundness on the palate and a beautiful aromatic depth, before finding freshness and some minerality in its long and precise finish. It is a great wine to enjoy with grilled shell fish, wild salmon and chicken dishes.