2018 Domaine Houchart Cotes de Provence Rose

2018 Domaine Houchart Cotes de Provence Rose

Johan Axlund

"Pale pink and so full of flavour! Crunchy, juicy fruit, like biting into a fresh apple. Long, lingering finish. Great value"

Johan Axlund

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Johan Axlund

"Pale pink and so full of flavour! Crunchy, juicy fruit, like biting into a fresh apple. Long, lingering finish. Great value"

Johan Axlund

RRP: $25.49 per bottle29% OFF

$17.99

(buy 6 or more)

$18.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $4.75 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
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There is Provence rosé and there is Provence rosé! This is right up at the better of French rosé with the style, delicacy and sophistication you just don't always see.

From an estate with a long and storied history, this is bright and airy, yet with cleansing, real acidity too. Fine pink wine.

Expert Reviews

90 Points - Roger Voss - Wine EnthusiastAlways 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.

Tech stuff

Rose & Light Reds
Domaine Houchart
Provence
2018
750ml
13%
Cellar to 2023
Screw Cap

How's it taste?

Salmon pink. Strawberries, red berries. Lively and fresh, with citrus fruit aromas and plenty of charm.

How was it made?

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.

Who made it?

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.

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