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Domaine Houchart Rosé Blend Côtes de Provence Rosé 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Salmon pink, strawberries, red berries. Lively and fresh with citrus fruit aromas and plenty of fullness. Winemakers Notes

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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 Domaine Houchart Rosé Blend Côtes de Provence Rosé

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Snooth User: edwardaggie98
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3.50 5
05/30/2011

Nice and complex.


Snooth User: cfree220
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3.00 5
08/04/2011

I'm really not much of a rose kinda guy, but I have to admit that I enjoyed this for what it is. This wine is quite fruity, with definite notes of strawberry and other red fruits. Purchased for consumption on a hot day (for without food), I initially served this at too low a temperature, resulting in an unpleasant bitterness. As the wine rose to a more appropriate temperature, the nose and taste opened up in a pleasing way, becoming smoother and richer, without losing the simplicity that gives such a wine its mid-summer's day appeal. I probably won't buy again, as I prefer a crisp white on a hot day, but I don't regret having purchased the one bottle.


Snooth User: Klunco
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4.00 5
03/24/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Domaine Houchart Rosé Blend Côtes de Provence Rosé

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

From an estate thatrsquo;s been in the Quiot family since 1890, this wine is succulent in its sweet strawberry and melon flavors spiced with light pepper and herb notes. It lingers, teasingly. For a smoked-bacon BLT.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Light pink. Dusty, floral-accented aromas of redcurrant, strawberry and rhubarb, with a mineral nuance. Dry, taut and energetic on the palate, offering nervy red berry and citrus flavors that pick up weight and saltiness with air. Quintessential Provenccedil;al roseacute;, with the vivacity to work by itself or with a range of foods.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Bright medium pink. Musky red berries and cherry on the nose, with a light floral quality adding complexity. Spicy redcurrant and wild strawberry flavors are light in body and gently lifted by subtle minerality. An understated style, and well-suited to aperitif duty.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Shows pretty strawberry colors, with flavors to match, as well as melon, berry and spice. Very juicy on the finish, with persistent notes of fresh-crushed red fruit. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The Domaine Houchart is everything a Provence rose' should be: effusively fresh, vibrantly fruity and dry, dry, dry. With a crisp, mouthwatering palate, it would make a great companion for flavorful fish dishes. Pick this one up to enjoy a bit of the South of France with dinner tonight. Imported by David Milligan Selections.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Light pink. Dusty, floral-accented aromas of redcurrant, strawberry and rhubarb, with a mineral nuance. Dry, taut and energetic on the palate, offering nervy red berry and citrus flavors that pick up weight and saltiness with air. Quintessential Provencal rose, with the vivacity to work by itself or with a range of foods.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Light, bright pink. High-pitched aromas of wild strawberry, jasmine and chalky minerals. A nervy citrus note underscores fresh red fruits on the palate, with subtle floral and herbal qualities adding nuance. The refreshingly brisk leaves behind a dry orange pith note. This drinks well all by itself.


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