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Cotes du Provence Rose Domaine Houchart 2012

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Soft pink and exceptional clarity. The Domaine Houchart Rose has an inviting nose with raspberry, and touches of herbs de provence. Palate is poised with acidity and balance of fresh berries and pink grapefruit. This develops wonderfully in the glass. Simple, classic rose - Zachys Buying Team

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Domaine Houchart:
Domaine Houchart is located at the foot of Mount St Victoire near Aix en Provence. This region is part of the new, higher level, appellation" Cotes de Provence, St Victoire". Domaine Houchart is today owned by Geneviève, the wife of Jérôme Quiot, having been originally acquired by her great-grandfather. During the period of the 1850's, Aurelien Houchart was an energetic proprietor and negociant... Read more
Domaine Houchart is located at the foot of Mount St Victoire near Aix en Provence. This region is part of the new, higher level, appellation" Cotes de Provence, St Victoire". Domaine Houchart is today owned by Geneviève, the wife of Jérôme Quiot, having been originally acquired by her great-grandfather. During the period of the 1850's, Aurelien Houchart was an energetic proprietor and negociant in wine, and created one of the largest domains in Provence. Amongst the friends of Aurelien Houchart was the famous painter Cezanne, who frequently came to visit. The 200 acre estate is planted with 10 traditional grape varieties on soils of red clay, sandstone, gravel and chalk and produces 55% Rose, 40 % Red and 5% White wines. Read less

Member Reviews for Cotes du Provence Rose Domaine Houchart

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Snooth User: JenniferT
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07/25/2013

REALLY happy with this one as a bright, simple yet interesting dry Provence rose. A fragrant and pretty nose: fresh, simple and sweet with notes of freesia, honey, cantaloupe, and soft citrus/meyer lemon. Bright on the palate as well, with all the above, slight blueberry? notes, and some minerality tempered by a surprising mouth filling softness and notes of almond/marzipan. Well integrated acid and surprisingly long finish. Perhaps the best value I've found in a rose from provence thus far.


External Reviews for Cotes du Provence Rose Domaine Houchart

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/28/2013

Caramel and spice flavored that is full-bodied and rich. With its weight, this red plum and ripe strawberry flavored wine is for food, dry and finishing with just the right amount of acidity. Screwcap.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/28/2013

This lush version is full of juicy flavors of cherry and raspberry, with accents of honeydew melon and cardamom. Drink now.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/14/2013

Light, bright orange-pink. Spicy citrus pith and red berries on the nose, with notes of herbs and white pepper adding complexity. Firm, focused and racy, offering tart cranberry and orange flavors and a late note of tarragon. Refreshingly dry on the finish.



Soft pink and exceptional clarity. The Domaine Houchart Rose has an inviting nose with raspberry, and touches of herbs de provence. Palate is poised with acidity and balance of fresh berries and pink grapefruit. This develops wonderfully in the glass. Simple, classic rose - Zachys Buying Team

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