Grapes: 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 5% Cinsault
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.
Blue Lifestyle2018 vintage
2018 brought excellent concentration, with good growing conditions for most of the season and very little hail. Some late rain led to mildew in some vineyards that reduced yields, but the overall quality of the harvest is very good.
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.
An aperitif between friends, to enhance a Provençal recipe, or an exotic specialty, and so at home with world cuisine, Provence Rosé wines are known for their conviviality, their freshness… Everywhere they go, they’re always right at home!
GRAPES: 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 5% Cinsault
APPELLATION: Coteaux d’Aix-en-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.