2018 St. Aix AIX Rose (1.5L)

Rosé from Provence, France

B-21 Top Recommendation
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I can't recall the year precisely – 20 years ago, perhaps 25 – but I'll never forget my first exposure to southern French rosé. I was in Côte d'Azur – Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer to be specific – near the village of Bandol on France's southeast coast near Marseille. At the time, I was the typical red wine hound, always asking after the best wine of the region – no matter where I was stationed. I asked the waitress to bring us her favorite Bandol; I knew where I was and was looking forward to a bold, dynamic, Mourvedre-based beauty to start my adventures off right. Much to my surprise, this young lady appears table-side with a bucket; filled with a bit of ice, a bit of water – and something PINK! "Dear, I ordered Bandol – your finest." "Sir, this IS Bandol – our finest." That was when my love affair with all things pink from the south of France – began. And I've never looked back. Southern French rosé is as complex, thought provoking and diverse as any wine in that country.

90WE

Attractively peppery Grenache brings out the richness of this fruity wine. Raspberry flavors and ripe acidity are full and generous. The finish is deliciously refreshing.

90 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Jun 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%
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