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15th May 2011

Domain Houchart Provence Rosé, France
Early summer is the perfect time to think pink, and this is a rosé from one of my favourite regions for this style: Provence. Provence specialises in rosé and unlike many regions, tend to focus on making rosé 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.

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