2022 AIX Rose Magnum
The AIX is one of the most famous Dutch top roses, next to the Minuty, Ott , Tropez and Miraval. The wine ferments slowly at the exceptionally low temperature of only about 12 degrees Celsius. The hard work of the AIX team's continuous attention in the vineyards is rewarded to the maximum with a harvest in excellent health. The AIX rose is a wonderfully refined, dry and very tasty rosé with flavors of red forest fruit, cherries, strawberries and fresh figs. In the nose aromas of ripe mandarin oranges, raspberries and wild strawberries with a pinch of spice. This rosé can compete with the very best.
This version is a 1.5 liter magnum
The Saint Aix wine estate covers 85 hectares, of which 75 hectares are planted with vines with the grape varieties Cinsault, Carignan, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah for red and rose. Rolle, Ugni Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc for the white wines. About 20 km east of the main street of Provence, Aix en Provence, at an altitude of 350 meters, you will find the 136-year-old domain here. The original name is Domaine La Grande Seouve, but since the current owner (Eric Kurver) took over, the name has been renamed Domaine Saint Aix. The vineyard is situated on a gently sloping terrain with a ridge on one side and forest on the other. The Mistral from the cooler north occasionally passes here and functions as a natural protection against any diseases in the vineyard. More than 2200 hours of sunshine per year give the grapes a lot of heat during the day and the cooler nights ensure a balanced ripening process.
The AIX Rose always gets very good ratings and reviews. Volume 2022 has also won various awards:
Frankfurt international trophy - gold medal 2023
The AIX Rosé 2022 vintage has been awarded a gold medal at the Frankfurt Trophy, a respected international wine competition that attracts thousands of entries from around the world and is judged by a panel of experienced and knowledgeable judges.
Concours mondial de bruxelles - gold medal 2023
The AIX Rosé 2022 vintage has received its third gold medal from the prestigious Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, a respected international wine competition that attracts industry professionals and wine experts from around the world.
Mundus vini - grand international wine award
The AIX Rosé 2022 vintage has been awarded a gold medal at the esteemed Mundus Vini international wine competition, one of the most influential wine competitions in the world. Organized by Meininger Verlag, a leading German media company in the wine industry.
Gilbert & gaillard - international challenge 2023
The AIX Rosé 2022 vintage has been awarded a gold medal by the renowned French wine guide 'Gilbert & Gaillard': Pale pink. Very classic nose of red berry fruits and gunflint. The same delightful aromatics are replicated on the palate which shows lovely weight, freshness and purity of expression. A beautifully crafted Coteaux d'Aix.
What wine lover hasn't ever mused about owning your own vineyard? The enthusiastic Dutchman, wine connoisseur and enthusiast Eric Kurver succeeded. He has been living in the South of France with his wife and three children for years and is the lucky owner of the AIX wine estate.
His wine estate covers no less than 85 hectares, of which 75 hectares are planted with vines with the grape varieties Cinsault, Carignan, Grenache, Counoise, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah for red and rosé. Rolle, Ugni Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc for the white wines.
About 20 kilometers east of the capital of Provence, Aix en Provence, at an altitude of 350 meters, we find the 136-year-old domain here in a beautiful rolling landscape. The original name is Domaine La Grande Séouve, but since Eric took over, the name has been renamed Domaine Saint Aix.
The vineyard is located on a beautiful gently sloping terrain with a small ridge on one side and bordering a forest on the other. The Mistral from the cooler north occasionally passes here and functions as a natural protection against any diseases in the vineyard. More than 2200 hours of sunshine per year give the grapes a lot of heat during the day, the cooler nights ensure a balanced ripening process.
Eric mainly produces rosé, which is of course not surprising in Provence. This has been the birthplace of rosé for 2600 years. That rosé is sold under the name AIX. A beautiful slim bottle with an assembly of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Counoise. This results in a fresh, dry and almost pale and salmon-like rosé with a very pleasant long finish. Here you can taste Provence; berry fruit, plums, caramel and a little spicy but very balanced taste, sun and ripeness in a delicious glass. This rosé can compete with the very best…..
Chilled at about 10 degrees, this rosé is excellent as an aperitif or with a light lunch with fish, salad or with tapas, white meat and tasty pastas. Gone are the days when rosé was only drunk on the terrace in the summer. Rosé can easily be drunk all year round and also tastes great with Asian cuisine.
AIX rosé won the Gold Medal in 2010 and 2011 at the prestigious “Concours Générale Agricole de Paris”, the largest wine tasting in France by experts. The inspectors of the French Ministry of Agriculture confirm the unique quality of AIX Rosé. A unique achievement by Eric and his winemaker - oenologist Olivier Nasles, this has never happened before.
|Type of Wine||Rosé|
|Appellation||Côtes de Provence|
|Grape||Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah-Shiraz|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|James Suckling rating||90|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Mineral, Red fruit, Tense|
|Drink moments||Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag|