In the “city of a thousand fountains”, wineries such as today’s Maison Saleya, much like the Sabine from a few weeks ago, enjoy the distinct advantage of nearly 300 meters in altitude. At these heights, the cooler, windier nights allow for slow steady development, extended hangtimes and yield grapes with perfect acidic balance.
Maison Saleya combines the wonderful terroir of the Coteaux d’Aix with a terrific winemaking team, so I’m never surprised by all the high scores and all the accolades like last year’s “Best Buy” from Wine & Spirits Magazine.
With the Rose market coming back after last year’s shipping woes, folks have been jumping on every good Rosé they can get their hands on. But thanks to our support of Maison Saleya last year while most were idle, we’ve been given assurances that there will be enough for a Nicholas Wines Offer.
After the sample bottle crossed my desk last week, I can tell you that this is going to win people over from the first sip. It’s quintessential Provence Rose.
It floods the senses upon opening, hitting with waves of fresh tropical and citrus fruits and herbs de provence. It has vibrant flavors of red raspberry, nectarine and bing cherries with great tension and length and a hint of spice on the finish. Super well-balanced and well structured to boot, this one is really a delight.
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