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UPC: 15417234

Aix

aix provence rose 2022 750ml

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AIX Rosé is made in the Provence region of France and the winery, Maison Saint Aix, is located an hour east of the historic city of Aix-en-Provence. Maison Saint Aix is situated in the vineyards of a 140-year-old domain. These vineyards are non-irrigated and on a plateau at 1,400 feet above sea level, one of the highest in the region. The Mistral wind keeps the grapes dry and healthy. The soil is clay and limestone, with some sandy plots that are rich in minerals. Maison Saint Aix is passionate about making the best Provence rosé, and as such their grapes are sustainably farmed.

AIX Rosé is produced in the typical Provençal style using the direct pressing method. To avoid oxidation, the grapes are cold soaked and chilled to 46 degrees Fahrenheit. The grape clusters are then destemmed before pressing and are macerated at low temperatures for 5 to 6 hours. Each variety is fermented separately in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 57 degrees for 12 to 16 days, maintaining the aromas. To achieve the beautiful pale pink color Provence rosés are known for, AIX uses cold stabilization. The wine is maintained on the lees in a closed tank with a neutral gas for one week at around 35 degrees. The lees give aromas and great body to the wine. The wine is then aged in a stainless steel tank for 2 to 3 weeks before bottling, resulting in a beautiful rosé that is delicious year-round.

 

HARVEST NOTE

The 2022 vintage was the driest year in France since records began 500 years ago. Thankfully the high elevation and sustainable wine-growing practices of Maison Saint Aix mitigated much of the impact. 2022 started with a cold and dry January, which resulted in a later budburst than usual. Luckily, the shoots subsequently grew rapidly as spring was generally dry and warm. Flowering occurred in a perfect weather window with little wind, resulting in good fruit set. The summer was one of extreme dryness. Thankfully, late rains in August rejuvenated the vines and canopy, and the cooler nights maintained good acidity. The grapes show good acidity and are well-balanced. Yields are slightly lower than in previous years however, the quality is once again outstanding.

TASTING NOTE

A hypnotizing pale pink color with notes of raspberries, white floral blossoms, and stone fruits. Refreshingly crisp and dry with a mineral finish.

FOOD PAIRING

Salmon, lobster, light salads, grilled chicken

TECHNICAL DATA

GRAPES: Grenache (60%), Syrah (20%), Cinsault (20%)

APPELLATION: Coteaux d'Aix-En-Provence AOP

PH: 3.31

ACIDITY: 5.69 g/l

ABV: 13%

 

750ml