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Saint AIX Rosé 2011

Posted: November 13, 2012 in France
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Saint AIX Rosé 2011

Vintage: 2011

Style: Rosé

Country: France 

Region: Provence 

Overview: The Rosé Revolution. A great piece of marketing that makes us feel as though we’ve been missing out on something and we have. A few older wine drinkers will remember when sweet rosé was all the rage but this Rosé Revolution is aiming to turn us back to the drier styles and where better to look for a great rosé than Provence of France. Forget about the likes of Mateus and other pink lolly waters Provence rosé is the real deal.

Typically lighter in colour, dry with great length this is not a quaffing wine but a great food wine. Think seafood and light chicken dishes; possibly at lunch time and you’ve got the best combination for a long afternoon.

The Rosé Revolution is charging at us at full force, I’ve had four marketing emails this week using this tag line but will Australian drinkers actually start buying more rosé? Che Guevara, Karl Max and Spartacus certainly hope so and what better way to kick of the revolution with a glass of this great Provence rosé says Stalin.

Tasting note: Lighter in colour, typical of the region. A nose of straw, raspberry, subtle strawberry and light confectionary tones. The raspberry characters really shine on the palate with straw and a touch of citric-like acid. A great example of not only a dry rosé but a great wine from Provence.

Final Say: With warmer months approaching this wine is a must to have on hand, well chilled in the fridge.

Score: 17.5 out of 20

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Jack Davis