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Domaine Houchart Cotes de Provence Blanc 2012

Domaine Houchart Cotes de Provence Blanc 750ml 2012    
Sku: 1819802*

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.

Tasting notes
White peach and citrus fruit aromas are followed by zesty acidity and a persistent finish.

Technical notes
(60% Role/40% Clairette). The fruit from vines over 50 years old was cold soaked for 12-24 hours and fermented in stainless steel tanks for 12-24 days.

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Country: France
Region: Provence
Sub-Region: Cotes de Provence
Grape Varietal: Non-Varietal White Blend
Type: Still wine
 
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