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.
Regular Price: $13.00
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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.
Have enjoyed 2 bottles of this so far - really like the minerality and extended finish. Definitely worth throwing a bottle or two into a cart. Will likely order more. My favorite CH rose to date.
Pale color and nice light rose. Classic French rose that is enjoyable to drink anytime. Will buy more
Best Rose from CH yet
Everything you want in a Rose. Lots of Mineral, fruit but without being overly sweet. Makes you want to be at the beach.
Nice nose, minerals abound. Pretty great deal for $13!
My husband and I rarely agree on anything lighter than a Zinfandel, but we both really enjoy this wine. It’s light and not terribly sweet.
It's difficult for a rose to win me over, but this is a nice one. Complex, dry yet crisp and perfect for enjoying the last bit of summer (down here in Georgia).
This is the reason to drink 'pink'
Pink wines. Yeah. Who needs them? Made in America, they are usually sweeter than CocaCola, and thus quite unpalatable to most palates. Not this one. It's a treasure, so lean and spare and full of fruity goodness and def not 'sweet' thank the gods of terrior. Delicious will all things summery, but kinda fun on a chill night in front of the fire. Well and truly deeply chilled it doesn't lose any of its personality. I'm glad I got a half-case and wish I had room for more. KC
Tastes like summer
Light and crisp, with strawberry and citrus flavors. We enjoyed it with a grilled chicken salad and it was like stepping back into summertime.
Beautiful by all accounts
It's lovely through and through. The color, the subtle tones of citrus and berries. Versatile. Nice for drinking unaccompanied by food, heartily chilled is nice with various cold plates of summer fare and brought closer to a mild child, excellent with a grilled salmon or veggies.
Rose's aren't the most popular wines but I'd walk a mile for this one. The French know how to create a beautiful rose that will go with anything. Trust Cam to find it.