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Wine merchant Aurélien Houchart purchased a 60 hectare estate at the foothills of the Sainte-Victore Mountain in 1890, filled with vines and almond trees. The vineyards had been destroyed by phylloxera, but Aurélien and his son Hilare devoted their lives to reviving the vines. Today the 197 acre estate is run by Florence & Jean-Baptiste Quiot, the great-great-grandchildren of Aurelien, and the 13th generation of the Quiot family to make wine.
The 25 year old vines for this rosé grow on poor, well-drained soils of limestone & clayey sandstone. After a short time on the skins, the grapes are quickly pressed, then ferment for 12-24 days before aging in steel.
Fresh, fruity, and floral on the nose, with notes of bright red berries. Flavors of strawberry, peach, pear, and watermelon, meet citrus and wet stone. Lively & a little spicy, with a lovely acidity.
Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre. Organic.