Aix Coteaux d'Aix En Provence Rose
| Wine Enthusiast 90 points (Jul 2016)
Rich and lightly structured, this wine is shot through with bright acidity that offers a crisp, tight aftertaste. The red fruits flourish happily at the end.
|Wine maker notes
|AIX rose 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 1900’s. The domain is one of the largest domains in the AOP Coteaux d’Pix-en-Provence area, located close to Aix-en-Provence.
The cellars are renovated with one sole purpose: producing the best rose in the world. AIX rose has been awarded many times with a gold medal at the Concours Agricole in Paris and was elected best rose by the Club of Oenologues of the French senate. AIX has also been applauded in the international media. Wine Spectator awarded AIX with a score of 89 points in 2011 and 2012. Falstaff, the largest German wine magazine, put AIX rose in the top-10 Provence roses.
Spiritually, the brand AIX is related to the wonderful character of the mandarin duck, Aix Galericulata in Latin. In traditional Chinese culture, mandarin ducks represent a lifetime couple, unlike many other duck species. For thousands of years they have symbolized happiness in love and suggest romance, devotion, affection, fidelity, togetherness, and enduring love.
The spiritual symbol of AIX can be found on the AIX label: a couple of mandarin ducks in a red Chinese pattern of good fortune.
The AIX brand therefore also symbolizes the remembrance of the most essential things in life: enduring friendship, and love.