Grape(s): Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault
Localization: Provence, Southern France, France
Tasting Notes: AIX is a well-balanced premium Provence rosé with a typical hypnotizing salmon pink color. The nose is fresh and fragrant, 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.
Food pairing: Pair with salad, grilled fish, poultry and Asian foods, especially sushi and curry dishes.
The Domain: The 130 years old winery of Maison Saint Aix is situated in the south of France, just an hour northeast of Aix-en-Provence. With 75ha of vineyard, Maison Saint Aix is one of the largest domains in the famous AOP Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. Situated on a plateau at an altitude of 420m above sea level. At this special place, the makers of AIX Rosé work year after year with passion and dedication to create the wonderful AIX Rosé.
Location is crucial and conditions in Provence are perfect for making beautiful wine. From mineral-rich soils to an ideal elevation; from warm days and cool nights to mistral winds that dry vines on dewy mornings, the AOP Coteaux d’Aix en Provence were made for harvesting the indefectible blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault that combine to build the rich, complex, fruity notes of AIX Rosé.
Maintenance of the vineyard and estate is crucial for the quality of the wine. Every year vineyards in need of regeneration are meticulously replanted. The cellar has also been recently renovated to ensure the highest quality of wine is produced from the northern clay and calcareous soil of the AIX estate. Hard work and significant investments contributed to the creation of AIX, but it was the passion and promise to favor quality above all that has made the dream of this beautiful rosé a reality for wine lovers the world over.