Château-Puech-Haut Prestige Rosé 2017
Not yet reviewed; 2015 vintage rated 90-92 points by Jeb Dunnuck (Wine Advocate): "The entry-level Rosé is the 2015 Languedoc Cuvee Prestige Rose, and it continues to be a sensational value. Made from 60% Grenache and 40% Cinsault, it’s light pink color is followed by perfumed notes of strawberries, orange blossom and spring flowers. Juicy, clean and refreshing, yet with texture, buy a case of this."
The Prestige Rosé is finished in a unique opaque bottle with an all glass closure.
Chateau Puech Haut occupies 170 hectares including 100 hectares of vines in Saint-Drézéry, 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.
|Region||France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Coteaux du Languedoc|
Wine AdvocateThe 2017 Languedoc Rose Prestige is a blend of Grenache and Cinsault. It's medium-bodied, crisp and clean, offering up plenty of peach and melon fruit and closing on modest citrus notes.
Wine SpectatorCantaloupe and white raspberry notes are fresh and elegant in this rosé, with mineral and herb details imparting a savory undertone through the spice-tinged finish. Drink now. 10,000 cases imported.