HOUCHART TRADITION Rose 2020

THIS WINE IS A BASKET OF RED FRUIT, PEACH AND GRAPEFRUIT.

Story

The wine
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”.
The vintage
The 2020 vintage was marked by capricious weather but which still allowed us to offer a wine with fruit and freshness. Release of new vintages as soon as the beginning of the year following the harvest.
Location
At the foot of the Sainte Victoire mountain, near the town of Puyloubier. The domain is located in the plain between the Sainte Victoire Mountain and the Aurélien Mountains. This very particular situation creates a very specific climate to this area.
Terroir
Clay and limestone soils, rough-textures, formed from the decomposition of the mother rock from the surounding mountains.
In the vineyard
In traditional culture, the work in the vineyard favors the work of the soil and the preservation of the environment.
Harvest start date
September 2020
Vinification
Direct pressing for most grape varieties. Vatting 12 to 24 days at 18-20°Cin order to promote freshness.
Ageing
The wines are quickly bottled, from December, in order to be available on the markets at the beginning of the year following the harvest.
Varietals
Cinsault
Grenache noir
Syrah
Tibouren

Advice

Ageing potential
Enjoy all year long
Tasting notes
A basket of red fruits, peach and grapefruit.
Visual appearance
Fairly sustained salmon pink. This bright color is the result of a blend of traditional grape varieties from Provence, without any oenological treatment.
On the palate
Vivacity, freshness, citrus aromas, with a lot of roundness.
Food pairings
Serve at 10-12°C with tarts flambées, salads and Asian cuisine.
Recipes