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The ultimate expression of Provence

"A supple, energetic & very thirst-quenching style" Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge

The perfect year-round Rosé, be it as an aperitif or taking centre stage at your dinner table

AIX Provence Rosé 2020 (France)

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$26.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $31.99 $27.82
6 Btls, $161.94 6 Btls, $140.82



Awarded Gold Medal Black Market 5 Stars Awarded 92/100 Points
AIX Provence Rosé 2020 (France)

AIX Provence Rosé 2020 (France)

Member rating / 3
The ultimate expression of Provence...
$26.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $31.99 $27.82
6 Btls, $161.94 6 Btls, $140.82

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2021

Awarded 92/100 Points

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, May 2021

Description

  • Dry style
  • Red fruit
  • Peach & lemon
  • Floral notes

"Pale salmon-pink. Floral nose backed by sweet spices and fruits in syrup (peach, wild strawberry). Gratifying palate with crisp freshness and fleshy fruit followed by a spicy finish. A supple, energetic and very thirst-quenching style for a festive tapas evening" Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2021

"Very bright appearance with classic hues of pale onion skin and rose pink. Aromas are also classic with scents of peaches and fresh red apple, roses and a distinctive powdered granite soil complexity. Refreshingly crisp and fruity on the palate with flavours of peach, lemon and apple. A very fine fruit tannin layer and reminder of granite soil flavour add depth while the rose and lifted freshness add charm. A lovely example with so many applications from aperitif to salads to oysters or just on its own. Best drinking upon purchase and through summer 2022" Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, May 2021

A 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.

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. The 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.

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.

Food Pairing: Excellent match with salmon, lobster, oysters, light salads, refined tapas, Asian cuisine.

 

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Beautiful

Lisa - 08/10/2021


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