Houchart Tradition White 2020

The white Provence, not very well-known, is a concentrate of subtle pears and citrus fruits. To discover.


The story
At the foot of the Sainte Victoire mountain, 15 kms from Aix en Provence, in the commune of Puyloubier, this domaine was bought in 1890 by Aurélien Houchart, a negociant and friend of Cézanne and great-grand father of Geneviève Quiot. This family estate has been farmed since Roman times, some distance away from the “Via Aurelia”.
The vintage
The 2020 vintage has a beautiful expression of white fruits.
At the foot of the Sainte Victoire mountain, near the town of Puyloubier. The domaine is located in the plain between the Sainte Victoire and Aurélien mountains. This very particular situation creates a very specific climate to this area.
Clay-limestone soils, with a coarse texture, resulting from the decomposition of the bedrock of the surrounding mountains.
In the vineyard
In traditional culture, the work in the vineyard favors the work of the soil and the preservation of the environment.
Direct pressing then settling at 10°C. Fermentation in stainless steel vats at 18°C.
Ageing on fine lees while awaiting precocious bottling, from December.
Alcohol content: 13.5 ABV


Serve fresh.
Ageing potential
Enjoy all year long
Tasting notes
Enjoy citrus and white fruits (peaches, pears) with some pineapple notes.
Visual appearance
Brilliant pale yellow.
At the nose
White peach and citrus fruit aromas.
On the palate
Fruity, lively and persistent on the palate.
Food and wine pairings
Aperitif, seafood, fish or cheese soufflés. Also great with salads and quiches (cold or hot).


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1 étoile
""Du vermentino, de la clairette et du sémillon pour cette cuvée qui s’exprime discrètement sur des nuances florales et lactées. Très délicate, la bouche se montre fraîche et acidulée avec une finale ciselée par une pointe de minéralité.""
"A clear golden color. The nose is on citrus with mineral nuances. The mouth is lemony with a lively finish"