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2013 puech haut cuvee prestige rose

Retail: $20.00

$18.98

per bottle

Rating
91 Pts Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Color
Rose

Size
750 mL

ABV
13.0%

Closure Type
Glass

Vintage
2013

Varietal(s)
Grenache / Garnacha, Cinsault


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, strawberry, vanilla and musk

Nose

vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, game, tar and dust

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Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"A fabulous rose that's perfect for hot summer day quaffing (I know, as I go through more than a case every year), the 2013 Coteaux du Languedoc Prestige Rose is a direct press of 70% Grenache and 30% Cinsault aged all in stainless steel vats. Very light pink in color, it gives up fresh, crisp aromas of rose petal, white peach and hints of melon in its medium-bodied, clean, elegant and hard-to-resist personality. Buy it by the case and enjoy it over the coming summer months."

"Easily one of the top estates in the Languedoc (if not southern France), Chateau Puech Haut lies just outside the village of Saint-Drezery and is owned and run by Gerard Bru, with consulting help from Philippe Cambie. They produce a number of cuvees, with their entry level efforts representing superb values, and their top cuvees being able to stand toe to toe with the greatest wines in the world." (02/14)

Product Description:

WINE:
"This wine comes from vines 30-60 years old, and planted on a clay calcareous soil. The Prestige Rose is finished in a unique opaque bottle with an all glass closure." -Importer

WINERY:
"In 2000, Gerard Bru sold his business and planted vineyards on the foothills of the Cevennes, an area he knew well because as a little boy he spent his youth there hunting and working with his grandfather in local vineyards. There was not a single vine in the soil until Bru planted one but he was convinced that the terroir, covered in olive tress and wild herbs, would be conducive to spectacular wines."

"Today, Chateau Puech-Haut occupies 170 hectares including 100 hectares of vines in Saint-Drezery, a small village 15 km northeast of Montpellier, in the foothills of the Cevennes and belongs to the AOC Coteause du Langedoc. In Provence, a 'Puech' means a small hill (or mountain), a 'Puech-Haut' is a hill higher than the others. This position, 'on a hill higher than the others', is conducive to exceptional drainage for the vineyards. The clay and limestone soil is composed of boulders brought by the Rhone in the Quaternary and its plots reside on hillsides protected from excessive temperatures by the nearby Mediterranean Sea and winds including the Mistral, the north wine pervasive in the region." -Importer

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