2018 AIX COTEAUX D'AIX EN PROVENCE ROSE 3.00LRegion: Provence
AIX Rosé is the top blend of Maison Saint Aix. The domain was founded in 1880 as a truffle orchard and was converted into a vineyard in the early 1900s. The estate is one of the largest in the AOP Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, located just outside the village of Aix-en-Provence.
The Terroir -As the river Real winds up from the Mediterranean through Gallo - Roman villages, lavender and rosemary give way to vineyards that emerge over limestone, clay and crystalline soils. AIX is situated on the terraces of Jouques, in the foothills that eventually lead to the Alps. Maritime breezes keep these provencal grapes healthy. Eric Kurver, a dutch vigneron, farms this plateau of Grenache, Mourvedre and Cinsault vines to make a cuvée of great minerailty and delicacy.
The Vintage - A rainy spring led to various patterns in ripening. To great relief, perfect weather during harvest season allowed for a month-long harvest schedule that sometimes began at 4am to maintain the delicacy of the grapes.