15/05/2011 – Domain Houchart Provence Rosé

Wine of the Week – 1/5/2011
Early summer is the perfect time to think pink, and this is a rose from one of my favourite regions for this style: Provence. Provence specialises in rose and unlike many regions, tend to focus on making rose specifically from gently pressed red wine grapes. Others are basically the by-product of winemakers removing some juice from their fermenting tanks of red wine in order to concentrate their reds. This has a lovely herbal and cherry freshness on the nose, with imediately delicate notes hinting at flowers. The palate is fresh as a daisy, but fruity and with a certain mouth-filling creaminess too. More information and food match suggestions in the video. 6.95, The Wine Society.