Domaine Houchart Cotes de Provence Rose 2023, Provence, France

Domaine Houchart is today owned by Geneviève, the wife of Jérôme Quiot, having been originally acquired by her great-grandfather. It is situated at the foot of Mount St. Victoire near Aix en Provence. Its sun-soaked terroir and vineyards sheltered from powerful Mistral winds set the stage for first-class winemaking. Because of the size of the domaine, 197 acres, it is possible to take full advantage of a wide variety of soil types, with predominantly sandy, chalky soil and deeper beds of clay and silt. This allows adequate drainage of rainfall and ensures the vines are able to produce the best possible quality. Vintage 2023: Vine age: 21 years. Varietals: Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvedre. Soil type: Clay and limestone soils, rough-textures, formed from the decomposition of the mother rock from the surrounding mountains. Vinification: Pneumatic pressing. Settling at 10°. Stainless steel vats at 18°. Tasting notes: Bursting with flavor from first sip, this lively, crisp wine gives both intense acidity and great fruitiness. It’s bright, with a line of fresh red currant flavors that are
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