Saint Max Provence Rose
This rose made in Provence is a crisp, classically styled rosé with a clean nautical look and an immensely refreshing profile. Anyone in search of a great value Provençale rosé need look no further.
Pale in hue with a beautiful aromatic intensity and a vibrant and reason-ably weighty palate, its plump richness and fleshy juiciness tempered by fresh acid and a spray of tingling citrus. Ideal as an aperitif, with shellfish or crusted prawn served with citrus sauce.
The grape blend is 60% Grenache, 25% Cinsault, 8% Syrah and 7% Carignan.
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.