Classic rosé, even down to the amphora shaped bottle.
The Quiot family (Geneviève, Florence, Jérôme and Jean-Baptiste) come from a long winemaking tradition, with vineyards in the Rhône Valley and the Provence dating back to 1748.
This particular domaine, located at the foot Sainte Victoire mountain and 15 kms from Aix en Provence in the commune of Puyloubier, was bought in 1890 by Aurélien Houchart, a negociant and friend of Cézanne (and great-grand father of Geneviève Quiot).
The family describe their rosé as ‘A basket of red fruits, peach and grapefruit.’ A touch softer and more full than many of the super-dry Provence offerings (probably from the good blob of Syrah in the blend), they recommend pairing it with savoury pies and quiches.
Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah (Shiraz)