Monday, May 21, 2012

WOW: Rosé-ing to the Occasion!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Dom. Houchart: Rosé-ing to the Occasion!

Domaine Houchart Rosé Côtes de Provence 2010Uncorked is constantly asked: What are YOU drinking?!  Truth be told: last night ushered in what will hopefully be a long and wonderful Summer in Charlotte!  Over Pad Thai, the glow of citronella candles and with great company, this rosé rose to the occasion!

At just $10.39 per bottle, take a risk on this rosé and stop listening to all of the nay-Sayers of "pink wines!"  This rosé will be the perfect companion to spicy summer dishes, sushi or a refreshing treat after a long day at the pool! 

Product Description

"Over the course of the centuries and throughout their family history the Quiot family, winemakers since 1748, have established wonderful properties which are constantly being enlarged.  The story begins in the Vaucluse, at Chateauneuf-du-Pape where Antoine Quiot acquired a few hectares of vines in 1748. Today, the Domaine du Vieux Lazaret comprises more than 100 hectares with some of the land located in the Côtes du Ventoux region. The 13th generation of the family currently work the estate.  Next, close to Aix en Provence at the foot of Mont Sainte Victoire, the Domaine Houchart came into the family in 1890. It was added to with the Domaine de Verlaque in 2002. Today, Florence and Jean-Baptiste are the fifth generation to work the estate.

Back to Chateauneuf-du-Pape where the Domaine Duclaux was established in the 1750s and has been worked by the Quiot family since 1987. The Duclaux family’s final descendant, Emmeline, passed away in 2001 and left the estate to Florence and Jean-Baptiste.  In 2000, the Quiot family diversified into wine selection, complimenting the range of wines from their own estates.  Finally, after looking to expand into the Rhône area for a long time, the Quiot family bought the Château du Trignon in 2006 and in 2008 enlarged it with 10 hectares of Vacqueyras grapes and 2 hectares of Beaumes de Venise grapes." - Winery Notes

Domaine Houchart Rosé Côtes de Provence 2010 Tasting Notes

"This juicy rosé is salmon pink with aromas of strawberries and red currants. It is lively and fresh on the palate with citrus notes and plenty of fullness." - Winemaker Notes
Blend: Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon

Domaine Houchart Rosé Côtes de Provence 2010 Pairings

Pair this wine with simple fruit tarts, salads, and Asian dishes.

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