Maison Saleya Cotes De Provence Rose Cinsault-Grenache 2021 (Provence, France)

Maison Saleya Cotes De Provence Rose Cinsault-Grenache 2021
(Provence, France)


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About the Producer:
Maison Saleya is crafted from grapes grown in France’s famous Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, along the sunny Mediterranean coast. This unique terroir features abundant sunshine that is moderated by Provence’s famous Mistral winds. Prime plots supply grapes of good maturity and low yield, and the granitic, schisty soil and proximity to the ocean impart great character to the fruit. The grapes are sorted and destemmed before undergoing cold maceration up to one full day. Fermentation lasts up to seven days at a carefully controlled 62.6°F, which preserves its fruity aromas. As is traditional in Provence, each variety is vinified separately and is then blended for ideal balance and character. Grenache lends subtle red fruit, fullness and intensity while Cinsault contributes freshness and balance to the blend. Maison Saleya is named for the Cours Saleya, the famous and beautiful flower market in Nice on the shores of the Mediterranean.

HARVEST NOTE
The 2021 harvest was not easy for many regions in France. A terrible frost hit many vineyards, damagaing a large portion of the crop. However, the fruit that did manage to survive is overall healthy. The grapes had less time to ripen, creating strong acidity with hints of citrus.

TASTING NOTE
Brilliant light pink color. Intense scents of raspberries, strawberries and redcurrants with hints of grapefruit and a bright, floral finish. Fresh and lively on the palate with complex red berry and citrus flavors and a lovely, fruity, rounded finish.

FOOD PAIRING
As an aperitif or paired with seafood and lightly spiced dishes, white meats or BBQ.

TECHNICAL DATA

GRAPES: 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 5% Cinsault
APPELLATION: Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence
PH: 3.32
ACIDITY: 5.42 g/l
ABV: 12.56%