|Martin Wine Cellar (New Orleans – Metairie – Mandeville)||USD 14.99 $14.99 750ml|
Domaine Houchart Rosé Blend Côtes de Provence Rosé 2010
Nice and complex.
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.
External Reviews for Domaine Houchart Rosé Blend Côtes de Provence Rosé
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.