The 130 years old winery of Maison Saint AIX is situated in the south of France, just an hour north-east of Aix en Provence. In the rural area of Mont Sainte Victoire, the beautiful light inspired both Paul Cézanne and Vincent van Gogh to create their most famous work. At this special place, the makers of AIX Rosé are working year after year with similar inspiration to create the wonderful AIX Rosé.
AIX Rosé finds it’s origin on about 75Ha (200 acres) situated on a plateau at an altitude of 400 meters above sea level. With over 300 days of sunlight per year and cooler nights the grapes allow for optimal maturation. South western exposure and the common Mistral wind makes a perfect protection for the vines, drying them after rain or dew. All things considered, Maison Saint AIX has the perfect conditions to grow Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Counoise, the grape varieties for a leading rosé from Provence.
Maintenance of the vineyard is crucial for the quality of the wine. Recently, an extensive replanting program was initiated by planting 4 hectares of Grenache. Over the next few years many hectares will be replanted, mainly with Grenache en Syrah vines.
Furthermore, new temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and pneumatic presses were recently installed, applying the latest wine processing technology to continuously control and improve the quality of AIX Rosé.
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