AIX Rosé "Domaine de la Grande Séouve" 2015 ~ Provence, France
John Szabo, 90/100
Wine Enthusiast, 90/100
John Szabo “Great length, too. Top notch rosé.....A serious, fragrant, flavourful, balanced and bone dry, fresh rosé here that's dangerously drinkable but also offers more sophisticated flare.”
Wine Enthusiast "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. Editors' Choice."
Christopher Null “....it’s one of the most easygoing rosés of the season......the wine exudes light strawberry, with notes of peaches that fade quickly to a moderately acidic body and a fresh, breezy finish that evokes light floral notes alongside tropical elements."
Wine Spectator “A creamy style with concentrated ripe melon flavours that show dried berry, cherry and spice notes. The plush finish is filled with mango”
Falstaff “...lush, elegant, very harmonious, subtle finish, balanced, versatile food companion.”
Previous vintages have also scored well:
Wine Spectator ~ 91 points (2013 Vintage)
"Top 10 French Rosé" ~ ROGER VOSS ~ Wine Enthusiast ~ 90 Points (2013 Vintage)
Falstaff German International Wine Guide ~ 90 Points (2013 Vintage)
Gold Medal - Concours Generale in Paris (2013 Vintage)
Wine Spectator TOP 100 (2013 Vintage)
Gold Medal - Mundus Vini 2015 (2014 Vintage)
AIX Rosé is the top blend from Domaine de la Grande Séouve, a former truffle orchard. The domaine was founded in 1880 and is one of the larger estates in the AOP Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence area, located close to Aix-en-Provence. The estate’s cellars have been renovated with one goal: to produce the best rosé in the world.
Cotes de Provence is the largest appellation of the Provence wine region in south-eastern France. It covers roughly 50,000 acres (20,250ha) of vineyards, which produce the vast majority of Provence's Rosé wine.
Although it also covers red and white wine, about 85% of Cotes de Provence's output is Rosé , made predominantly from Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsaut and the quintessentially Provencal grape Tibouren.
This wine is made from Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah.