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Saint Max Provence Rose 2021

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    Saint Max Rosé is named after Saint Maximin d'Aix, the legendary first bishop of Aix-en-Provence from the 1st century AD. According to the legend, he was the steward of the family of Mary Magdalene and her brother Lazarus and sister Mary at Bethany. Around the year AD43 he fled the Holy Land with them in a rudderless and sail-less boat. Miraculously they survived to land at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, in the Camargue near Arles. After landing in the Camargue, Mary Magdalene and Maximin began to convert the local people in Marseille and Aix-en-Provence. came to Marseille and converted the local people. Later in life, according to the founding legend, Mary Magdalene retired to a cave in the Sainte-Baume mountains until, on her last day she came to Maximin so that he could give her communion and arrange her burial. Her sarcophagus is now at the Basilica of St Mary Magdalene at Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, the town named after Maximin. Today Saint Maximin is the patron saint of the diocese of Aix.

    The vineyards are located in the inner valley of the Cuers plain, on the foothills of the Massif des Maures, and on the arçois inland country at the foot of these same mountains. Saint Max Provence Rose is whole-bunch pressed with short skin contact to ensure a pale and bright hue as well as an intense aromatic expression. In order to preserve the natural acidity and freshness of the wine’s aromas, the malolactic fermentation is not processed. Aging on fine lees in tanks for 3 months before early bottling. 

    Pale pink colour, intense citrusy grapefruit and peach notes and a delicate, intense mid-palate. Ideal as an aperitif or with light seafood dishes or fresh prawns.

    The Finer Details
    Style - Rose
    Varietal - 60% Grenache, 25% Cinsault, 8% Syrah, 7% Carignan
    Country - France
    Region - Provence
    Vintage - 2021
    Bottle Size - 750ml
    ABV - 13%