Sainte Victoire Rose

At the foot of the Mont Sainte Victoire, 15 kms from Aix en Provence, in the commune of Puyloubier, this domaine was bought in 1890, by Aurélien Houchart, a negociant and friend of Cézanne and grand-grand father of Geneviève Quiot. 90-hectare family estate, it has been farmed since Roman times, when it must have been a “Villa”, a patrician home of the period, some distance away from the “Via Aurelia”.

Story

Terroir
Gravel and limestone soils, poor and well-drained ( new Côtes de Provence Appelation)
Vinification
Direct pressing then settling at 12°C. Fermented at 18° then maturedon fine lees for 4 months
Varietals
Grenache noir
Syrah
Cinsault
Carignan

Advice

Tasting notes
Clear colour. Red berry aromas ( strawberries, redcurrants). The "terroir" special minerality is well to be fore.
Food pairings
12°C as an peritif, with salads and savoury tarts

Reviews

91/100
"VINTAGE 2019 - 91 points - Houchart's star is the 2019 Cotes de Provence Sainte-Victoire Rose, which marries a fairly rich, weighty mid-palate to a long, spice-driven finish. This rosé is almost cherry-like in its aromas and flavors, but it brings in hints of melon and peach and then layers of dried spices that make the explosive finish the most exciting aspect of this wine." [+]
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89/100
"VINTAGE 2019 - 89 POINTS" [+]
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ARGENT/SILVER
"VINTAGE 2019 - SILVER MEDAL / MEDAILLE D'ARGENT" [+]
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"VINTAGE 2018 - Red fruit jelly, with a steely line running through." [+]
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"VINTAGE 2018 - Intens, maar droog en sappig, zindert na, uitstekend. - Intense, but dry and fruity, fresh and lively after, excellent. - Intense, mais sec et fruité, frais et vif, excellent." [+]
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Argent - Silver
"VINTAGE 2018 - SILVER MEDAL - MEDAILLE D'ARGENT " [+]
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SILVER/ARGENT
"VINTAGE 2018 - SILVER MEDAL - MEDAILLE D'ARGENT" [+]
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