AIX rosé consists of Carignon, Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault; a standard Provence blend. It is made at the 130 year old domain; Maison Saint Aix in the region of AOP Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. It is an 1 hour drive north east of the city of Aix-en-Provence, a city in southern France in the region of Provence.
Aix-en-Provence, is a beautiful city with small cobbled streets, lanes and alleyways. Not just well known for its beauty and the stunning rosé that is made nearby but it is where Paul Cézanne, French artist and Post-Impressionist painter was born in 1839. Today there is the Cézanne walking tour stopping at his birth place, where he went to school and other points of interest through the historic city.
The marketplace and cafés in the square gather locals and tourists alike. The main avenue, Cours Mirabeau is lined with many cafes including the famous Les Deux Garçons where Cézanne would frequent. The avenue is lined with trees that provide much needed shade in the summer. No doubt a wonderful spot to enjoy and savour a Provence rosé which makes up almost 75% of the region’s wine production. Its dry style and pale colour have grown in popularity over the years. The main grapes used to make rosé is Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cinsault, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan.
There are three main appellations in the region:
-The Côte de Provence appellation (Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire, Côtes de Provence Fréjus and Côtes de Provence La Londe)
-The Coteaux Varois en Provence appellation
-The Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence appellation
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