Domaine Houchart Provence Tradition Rose 2013
This is a lively and fresh rose with a pretty salmon-pink color, citrus fruit aromas, elegant flavors of red berries, mineral notes, and a clean finish. Special efforts are made to preserve freshness and fruit by the use of CO2 gas to exclude oxygen during the harvest. Serve this wine lightly chilled. Very nice on its own, it goes well with most dishes, specially sushi, salads, pizza, and mild cheeses.
Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Mourvedre blend. Owned by the Quiot family from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the 200-acre 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.