Lot 720 | 2018 Haut Alpes
A rare, high-elevation, needle-in-a-haystack gem from the French Alps that's largely unavailable in the U.S.
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- Haut Alpes
- Grenache 60%, Cinsault 20%, Syrah 20%
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2022
- Release Email
Haut Alpes (or “Upper Alps”) lies between the Savoie region to the north and the Mediterranean coast of Provence to the south, situated high up in the Alps mountain range that France shares with seven other countries. A breathtakingly spectacular part of the world, it’s home to valleys lined with apple and pear trees, picturesque houses built on steep hills, and sees the Tour de France pass by its mountains nearly every year.
However, a tiny bit of land up here is also home to vineyards, where a handful of producers make fantastic wines that are mostly enjoyed by either the locals or visitors to the nearby alpine ski resorts. Lot 720 is a beauty that comes to us from vineyard slopes planted about 2000 feet above sea level, and is crafted with Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah grapes. A true needle-in-a-haystack find.
A nice summer addition to wine selection
Enjoyed this crisp, full-bodied rose. We will continue to enjoy it for the rest of the summer.
Good but not great
It was dry which I enjoyed but it seemed to lack a bit in flavor. It works on a hot summer day but don't expect to be wow'd.
Great rose for the money
Great rose on a warm summer day. Perfect for grilled shrimp.
This rose was not my favorite. Not bad but not great. I thought it was a little cold but when it warmed up it still didnt have a distinctive taste I was looking for.
Great summer wine
Nice nose when it open of raspberries and strawberries. Matches well with food with nice acidity complementing the fruit. I do love the Provence wines!
Spring/Summer wine for sure
As a standalone wine, I found this light and refreshing, and I could drink this any day. I did do a side-by-side with 719, and preferred the bit more mineral that this didn't.
Still, can't beat it for the price and quality.
This is a fantastic wine that I could drink all summer long. Also a great value!
Much preferred to 719. Great summer patio wine
Nice Rose. Beautiful color. Nice gentle fruit flavors. Totally nice sipper to go with the appetizers.