Grapes: 50% Grenache and 50% Cinsault
Maison Saleya is crafted from grapes grown at the foot of Montagne Sainte-Victoire in Provence. 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 the Côtes de 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.
International Rose Drink Pink Wine Competition2016 vintage
The Winter of 2016 was rather mild and dry, followed by an equally dry Spring. An unexpected frost in late April created challenges in some areas, though most vines escaped without damage. May and June were far cooler than average but temperatures eventually rose to above average levels during the summer months. In spite of the weather challenges, flowering and bud break progressed without difficulty. The famous mistral winds were in full effect all year, clearing the way for abundant sunshine and clean, crisp air. A hot and dry summer led to good vine stress and resulted in an excellent harvest.
Beautiful light pink in color with lovely floral, citrus and white fruit aromas. The palate is lively, rich and dry, with flavors of white peach and red berry. A well-structured wine with harmonious acidity, the finish is long and rich. Serve chilled, around 50˚F, and enjoy!
Enjoy as an aperitif or pair with summery recipes, rustic barbeque dishes, or even your favorite take-out cuisine.
GRAPES: 50% Grenache and 50% Cinsault
APPELLATION: Côtes de Provence
points of distinction
- Elegant, fresh and delicately fruity, this wine is refreshing on its own and pairs well with a wide variety of foods.
- A classic dry Provence Rosé blending Grenache and Cinsault from vineyards influenced by the sea, sunshine and granite-schist soils.
about the grape +
Ripe and meaty over elegant, with rose and almond notes, Cinsault’s relatively low tannins typically relegate it to blends with other varieties, as with Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Tavel Rosé.
Grenache is loaded with dense, lusty aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackcurrant, jam, pepper and licorice, with a palate-coating texture and high alcohol.