AIX Provence Rosé 2020 (France)
Tasting NotesA lovely pale, salmon pink colour with beautiful, shiny reflections. The nose is quite delicate, fruit-forward, clean and complex, with notes of fresh red fruits, peach and some subtle floral hints. AIX Rosé 2020 offers roundness on the palate and a beautiful aromatic depth, before finding freshness and some minerality in its long and precise finish. AIX Rosé 2020 offers a solution for many desires. AIX is an intense and complex wine that has become the fine-dining rosé at Michelin-starred restaurants around the world. At the same time, AIX is an accessible and generous wine that has won over hearts as the aperitif of choice at some of the most fascinating, festive and desirable venues worldwide.
AIX Rosé is made in the Provence region of France, just an hour North-East from the historical city of Aix-en-Provence. The Provence region is known for making the best rosés in the world. From the renowned appellation 'AOP Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence', AIX nurtures its heritage and has a passion and dedication to make the best Provence rosé.In 2020, an early but exceptionally beautiful harvest resulted in one of decade’s best vintages. ‘’We’ve never encountered a harvest as early as this one,” says Eric Kurver, winemaker at Maison Saint Aix. ‘’Harvest used to start at the end of September: this year we began on the third! The changing climate, along with this year’s growing conditions, lead to the grapes’ early maturation. They were fully ripe, with a good acidity and an excellent balance between fruitiness and freshness. In my experience, this is one of the best AIX vintages ever.’’ Aside from a few sharp cold snaps, winter was generally mild and dry across the estate. Rainfall in March and April adequately refilled the water tables, allowing the vines to pull through a hot, dry summer ensuring their continued growth. From the end of May onwards, the weather became significantly warmer and dryer, furthering the vine’s development. Flowering and fruit-set happened quickly, with good quality bunches of grapes. The bracing Mistral wind played its role in keeping the vineyard healthy. These conditions have helped accelerate grape growth by some 10 days compared to average. Our grapes displayed a perfectly balanced ripeness and had reached optimum quality at the time of harvesting. September 3rd marked the start of our harvest: selected parcels of Grenache were picked first, followed by the gathering of Syrah and Cinsault. September offered exceptional weather conditions for the grapes: sunny afternoons and cool evenings. These excellent conditions gave us the chance to stretch our harvest over time and wait for well balanced grapes, thus resulting in fruit of the highest quality. Grapes were harvested during the coolest part of the day between 4am and 10am to ensure optimal freshness of the grapes, conservation of the aromas and to reduce the risk of oxidation.
Born from generosity, AIX is the wine for people who enjoy life; for people who enjoy celebrating in style. It is the wine that brings people together to share a glass, a meal, a story, a moment. An affordable everyday little luxury, AIX is celebrated for all things that make rosé great: France, Provence, tradition and quality.
Symbolised by the seal of two Mandarin ducks, ''AIX Galericulata'' in Latin, AIX is inspired by the same simple beauty of sharing one's life with another. Dramatic and full of colour, these birds that remain together for life reflect great devotion and generosity of spirit. You'll find the essence of this generosity cast back into every bottle of AIX Rosé.
Hard work and significant investments contributed to the creation of AIX, but it was the passion and promise to favour quality above all that has made the dream of this beautiful rosé a reality for wine lovers the world over.
AIX Rosé is the gold awarded premium Provence rosé made with dedication and passion. The perfect wine to drink with friends and family all day long! Winery Notes
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