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.
I liked that this was dry, but it was not very flavorful or layered. Fell flat for us.
Very good Rose
We love this Rose. We drink it with meals out on the balcony on cool evenings with friends. We'll order more when I run out
After a good run of ordering CH wines, we finally ran into a clunker. This one is just flavorless, other than an alcohol burn. I opened our second bottle a couple weeks later, hoping I was wrong about it, but poured it out after a brief taste.
Mild Fruit and Acidity, Nice Summer Sipper
On the nose, light blueberry and strawberry with a hint of grapefruit. Mild taste with blueberry, grapefruit, green apple, and a hint of straw. Finish is same with low-moderate acidity and a nice blueberry linger. Just the right amount of dryness and acidity. A nice summer sipping wine.
This is a great Rose. on the dry side, which we like. very nice. Jim
Love this French Rose. We drink it as a dinner wine with anything. It will not disappoint.
i am typically not a big rose fan, but this one was really good. i prefer dry wines, and if you do too, then you will enjoy this rose. it is not overly fruity, just a nice drinkable rose.
Enjoyed a refreshing glass on a hot summer day by the pool. Was hoping for a bit more flavor but for the price … a good value!
Did not disappoint
I saved this for warm weather, not expecting a lot, and was pleasantly surprised. It wasn't sweet or too tart, but smooth and very drinkable. Now reading that it was from Provence, I understand.
Love your Rose. Great summer wine!!