Maison No. 9 - A Post Malone Project Rose 2019
The color of this beautiful wine is a stunningly bright and soft shade of pink. Intense and inviting aromas of freshly-picked fruit, strolling through a flower garden. Scents of ripe pineapple, fresh pear and strawberry meet hints of sweet French confections. From the first taste it is zippy, fresh and dances crisp across the tongue. The incredible acidity is met by fresh red and tropical fruits that balance with a clean finish. This dry, classic Rosé is wonderfully balanced and round with a texture that is mouthwatering and savory.
The ideal style of Rosé for any occasion - this is the perfect pairing with friends. Whether an aperitif by the water or with food, this fresh wine is quite versatile. Great matches to this rosé include a variety of fresh, meatier fish and shellfish, summer salads from the garden and the classic French roasted chicken.
Blend: 45% Grenache Noir, 25% Cinsault, 15% Syrah, 15% Merlot
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The 61st Grammy Awards were taking place in Los Angeles the following day and Post Malone was wrapping up a long day of rehearsals with the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Staples Center.
Dre London rushed to their next meeting, where their longtime friend had introduced them to James Morrissey. James spent the evening describing a vineyard in the South of France, which was producing the most incredible Rosé he had ever tasted.
Having an affinity for French wine, they talked about how they found themselves and their friends drinking more Rosé in recent years, but hadn't found a blend or brand that stood out as their favorite. So, they set out to create a high-quality Rosé from Provence that encourages good times and sharing with others.
Ten days later, the trio was on the French Riviera, sitting at the winery, sampling the grapes.
The group fell in love with the liquid, the landscape, and the Mediterranean lifestyle. It took multiple trips and tasting of over 100 Rosé blends until they found the perfect one.
Maison No. 9 was born.
More than just a European vacation hotspot and rosé capital of the world, Provence is a southeastern France, coastal appellation producing interesting wines of all colors. The warm, breezy Mediterranean climate is ideal for grape growing and the diverse terrain and soil types allow for a variety of wine styles within the region. Adjacent to the Rhône Valley, Provence shares some characteristics with this northwestern neighbor—namely, the fierce Mistral wind and the plentiful wild herbs (such as rosemary, lavender, juniper and thyme) often referred to as garrigue. The largest appellation here is Côtes de Provence, followed by Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence.
Provence is internationally acclaimed for dry, refreshing, pale-hued rosé wines, which make up the vast majority of the region’s production. These are typically blends, often dominated by Mourvèdre and supplemented by Grenache, Cinsault, Tibouren and other varieties.
A small amount of full-bodied, herbal white wine is made here—particularly from the Cassis appellation, of Clairette and Marsanne. Other white varieties used throughout Provence include Roussane, Sémillon, Vermentino (known locally as Rolle) and Ugni Blanc.
Perhaps the most interesting wines of the region, however, are the red wines of Bandol. Predominantly Mourvèdre, these are powerful, structured, and ageworthy wines with lush berry fruit and savory characteristics of earth and spice.
Whether it’s playful and fun or savory and serious, most rosé today is not your grandmother’s White Zinfandel, though that category remains strong. Pink wine has recently become quite trendy, and this time around it’s commonly quite dry. Since the pigment in red wines comes from keeping fermenting juice in contact with the grape skins for an extended period, it follows that a pink wine can be made using just a brief period of skin contact—usually just a couple of days. The resulting color depends on grape variety and winemaking style, ranging from pale salmon to deep magenta.