2017 Maison Saleya Cotes de Provence Rose
Maison Saleya Côtes de Provence is made from the best selection of plots within the Provence region known for their maturity and their low production to confer specific aromas and flavors to this wine. These plots amidst the garrigue and rocks are influenced by a mixture of sun and mistral. The proximity of the sea, the sunshine and the granitic and schistose specific soil, combined with professional winemakers, allow the development of a great rosé wine. The vineyard is located on a rocky and sandy soil from the breakdown of the underlying mica schist. The stream and lake create an exceptional microclimate for vine growth. The cold and dry winter as well as the hot summer provide excellent maturity.
The 2017 vintage will be remembered as a vintage with great concentration of flavor due to drought conditions throughout Provence. Following a dry 2016 vintage, 2017 began with low rainfall in the late winter and throughout the spring. Thankfully, rain arrived early in the summer, which provided some relief to the vines and allowed the grapes to develop more evenly. Despite lower yields from the drought, quality did not suffer in 2017. The 2017 harvest provided very good balance between juicy, fresh flavors with floral notes coupled with lively acidity to create great quality rosés.
The nose of this wine is floral and fruity with notes of citrus and white-fleshed peaches and lychees. On the palate, this wine is well-structured and rich with nice suppleness. Good acidity keeps the wine fresh and lively in the mouth and leads to a light, but lingering finish that begs for another sip.
France, Cotes de Provence
50% Grenache, 50% Cinsault
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