An incredible Provence Rose from one of the oldest Domaines in the region, Houchart Cotes-de-Provence Rose is one of the best value wines we can offer!
Imported directly from France, this is summer drinking at its finest. Lifted red fruit aromas, with a creamy feel, flow on to a palate that is layered and complex with crunchy acidity. There's a herbal note too, that ensures the wine leans into the savoury side of things, before finishing dry with a crisp and refreshing acidity.
The vineyards are made up of clay and limestone soils, formed from the decomposition of rocks from the surrounding mountains.
Four grape varieties are used in the blend: Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.
After harvest, the grapes are crushed and pressed into stainless steel vats for fermentation. The wine is settled before bottling, with no oak maturation to retain freshness.
Salmon pink. Strawberries, red berries. Lively and fresh, with citrus fruit aromas and plenty of charm.
In 1890, at the foot of the Mont Sainte Victoire, near Aix en Provence, in Puyloubier, Aurélien Houchart, a wine négociant bought this domaine.
This 90-hectare family estate has been farmed since Roman times, when it was a “Villa”, some distance away from the “Via Aurelia." Aurélien Houchart was a friend of Cézanne and great-grand father of Geneviève Quiot, who started to work the vineyard in 1984. She gave the estate her great grandfather’s name – from then on it was called "Domaine Houchart."
Today the Domaine is looked after by Geneviève's son, Jean-Baptiste, and her daughter, Florence. They are the fifth generation to work the estate.
ROGER VOSS - WINE ENTHUSIAST
Always an attractive wine, this release remains as reliable in this vintage. The classic blend is full, ripe with a touch of caramel as well as raspberry flavors. Lightly textured and full of fruit, the wine is ready to drink.