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.