2019 Maison Saint Aix
The 135 year old winery of Maison Saint Aix is situated in the south of France, only an hour northeast of Aix-en-Provence. With 185 acres of vineyard, this is one of the largest domains in the famous AOP Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. Situated on a plateau at an altitude of over 420 meters above sea level. From mineral rich soils to an ideal elevation, warm days and cool nights to mistral winds that dry the vines from morning dew combined to give the AIX rose´ its character of richness and spicy notes.
The color is pale salmon pink that sparkles as you swirl it in the glass. The fragrant nose jumps out with crushed rocks, red grapefruit, watermelon and spice. The palate is medium bodied with crisp acidity and red current. The tangy texture gives this rose´ a clean, zesty and fresh aftertaste. The finish is pure rose´ and is quite long. This is a great summer sipper!
By Perry Miroballi