The newest addition to our stable of Fabulous French Rose wines, this being the premium Cotes de Provence
Grape varieties used in making this complex wine are Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Mourvèdre.
Domaine Houchart is located at the foot of Mount St. Victoire near
Aix en Provence. Today, the domaine is owned by Genevieve Quiot, who
inherited it her great-grandfather, Aurelien Houchart. By the 1850’s,
Aurelien had become an influential figure in wine and society. Having
created one of the largest domaines in Provence, he also counted
significant individuals of his day, including the famous
post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne who frequently came to visit.
This beautifully appointed 200 acre estate is planted with 10
traditional grape varieties to a wide range of soils that include red
clay, sandstone, gravel and chalk. Today, the estate is managed by
Florence and Jean-Baptiste Quiot, who represent the fifth consecutive
generation of the family to work on the estate.
Because of the size of the domain, 50 hectares, it is possible to
take 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. More over, the terroir of this part of the
Appellation Côtes de Provence has an historical reputation for the
production of high quality wines with a great ageing potential.