One of our favourite stories in some of the national papers last year was the potential shortage of Provence Rosé. If ever there was a ‘First World Problem’ headline that surely gets the prize! The truth is though that rosé, and in particular Provence Rosé, has seen remarkable growth in sales over the last few years and if we have another warm summer then we may well see those headlines repeated! However, for now, with summer arriving, the 2018 vintage has arrived. Time to celebrate!
Which brings me to AIX Rosé (pronounced “ex”) which in recent years has been established as one of the most definitive Provence rose wines. A classic Provencal blend of Grenache, Syrah & Cinsault, AIX has an attractive pale salmon colour. Fresh and fragrant, it entices with delicately floral and strawberry aromas. The cool fermentation has produced lively and refreshing flavours of watermelon, raspberry and strawberry, all making for a real crowd-pleaser.
Maison Saint Aix is planted at 400-420m above sea level and as a result, benefits from cool nights, warm days and the cooling Mistral winds. With 30% rose bleeding and 70% direct pressing, it’s neither a palid off-white nor a lighter shade of red. In under a decade, it has become regarded as a benchmark of the regional style and can be found in leading hotels and restaurants of the world.
We are offering AIX in both bottles and Magnums and during Glorious Goodwood we will have an exclusive AIX Provence Rosé bar out in out sun kissed garden.