Winning the TOP 100 BEST BUYS award in 2018 & 2019, Domaine Houchart Cotes De Provence Rose served chilled is one of the most satisfying rose’ wines on the market. Their rose’ has become very popular in the U.S. at around $15 a bottle.
It’s an ideal summer wine to drink offering beautiful salmon color highlights, with hints of red berry and strawberry flavors. Notes of pear and peach, with a touch of goji berry and grapefruit give this wine an extra flair.
The Domain Houchart is a 200-acre estate with 10 grape varieties located in Provence at the foot of Mount St. Victoire. The estate produces 55% rose’, 40% red and 5% white wines.
Geneviève Quiot’s family has owned the estate for over 200 years. When her husband winemaker Jerome Quiot passed away at the end of 2018, Geneviève, son Jean Baptiste and daughter Florence now own, run and create the wonderful wines of the Famille Quiot.
Grown: Gravel and limestone soil on mature vines that average of about 25 years.
Varietals: Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet and Tibouren.
Food Pairing: Enjoy as an aperitif, with a salad, savory tarts, grilled fish or chicken.
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Drinkability: Easy and pleasing. Perfect for outdoor picnic with a cheese board and charcuterie.
Price: The Domaine Houchart Cotes de Provence Rouge is around $12 to $15 a bottle. Imported by USA Wine Imports, David Milligan Selections.