90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The wine to buy from Houchart is the 2021 Cotes de Provence Sainte-Victoire Rose, a pale flamingo-hued blend of 53% Grenache, 23% Syrah, 11% Cinsault, 9% Mourvèdre and 4% Carignan. Hints of crushed stone help to offset the slightly confected scents of cherries, peaches and lime on the nose, while the medium-bodied palate is juicy and mouthwatering, with just enough texture to give it staying power on the finish."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Today, Domaine Houchart is owned by Genevieve, the wife of Jerome Quiot, having been originally acquired by her great-grandfather. During the period of the 1850's, Aurelien Houchart was an energetic proprietor and merchant in wine, and created one of the largest Domaines in Provence. Amongst the friends of Aurelien Houchart was the famous painter Cezanne, who frequently came to visit. They both remembered their time at school together. Subsequently his Domaine was divided between the five children, with Hilaire Houchart, Genevieve Quiot's grandfather inheriting 123 acres of vines, the cellars and other agricultural buildings. Because of the size of the Domaine, 197 acres, it is possible to take full advantages of a wide variety of soil types, with predominantly sandy, chalky soil and deeper beds of clay and silt. This allows adequate drainage of rainfall and ensures the vines are able to produce the best possible quality. Tasting Notes: From vines on the lower slopes of Mont Sainte-Victoire, this estate's principal wine is a ripe, full-bodied blend dominated by Syrah and Grenache. It has a dense texture, with rich fruits, touch of pepper but with freshness at the end.