Domaine Houchart Provence Blanc 2020, Cotes de Provence, France

Domaine Houchart is today owned by Genevieve, the wife of Jerome 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 domaines in Provence. Because of the size of the domaine, 197 acres, it is possible to take full advantages 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. This estate lies at the foot of Mont Sainte Victoire near Aix-en-Provence. Its winemaking facilities have been completely renewed over the past 3 years. This is a blend of 75% Clairette vieilles vignes and 25% Rolle. Special efforts are made to preserve freshness and fruit by the use of CO2 gas to exclude oxygen during the harvest. Elegant flavors of white flowers, honey & mineral notes and a dry finish.