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.
Ok to quaff on a warm sunny afternoon with appetizers, but couldn't have stood up to a meal, IMO.
Nice French rose
With this wine I wish that I could give 4.5 stars, since it is certainly better than a 4 but doesn't quite rise to the 5 that I have given previous rose purchases. Immediate strawberry notes with a hint of tartness (green apples maybe), but this remained the only characteristic throughout the bottle. Still, it was a good wine for the money and proved to be a perfect accompaniment for a Hawaiian pizza.
Ok - so after being disappointed by Méditerranée, this one worked for us. Flavor? Aroma? Whaaaaat? These balanced by some acidity. We have another one of these, so hopefully it'll deliver the second time also. We had it with a deliciously amazing fish (the recipe is a secret) and some sun. To quote my wife: "It works."
My favorite Rose from Cameron Hughes
I’ve ordered a few Roses from CH and this has been my favorite. Wonderfully crisp and refreshing, I love the note of blood orange
I love a dry , crisp rose, but this one was a little too dry for me. I look forward to trying the 719 which is also in my shipment.
Dry but good
This rose is dry and less fruit forward compared to Rose from Arroyo Seco, but it is still a good sipper.
This was just way to dry for me.
Very dry with a lot of minerality, easy to drink. My guests loved it!
Easy to drink. Very smooth and on the dryer side, which I like better. Will order more.
Pretty dry and more floral than fruit; an easy drinker!