An intense nose of jammy black fruit, flowers and spices... Palate: lovely body, fine, lavish tannins, extremely fruity... Considering this was his first shot at winemaking, Aurélien seems to be a born marksman. Now we’ll have to wait a little to see how the wines evolve in the bottle, but this is extremely promising already.
Charlotte and Aurélien Houillon… their name may ring a bell! Aurélien is none other than the brother of Emmanuel Houillon, and like him was initiated into the secrets of the vine and natural wine by Pierre Overnoy, and took part in the adventure of his famous Pupillin estate. The savoir-faire instilled in him would then be put into practice elsewhere and upon other grape varieties, notably while working in Switzerland for a time. It was finally in Provence that, in 2017, Charlotte and Aurélien decided to take up the challenge of settling on a 9-hectare estate at the foot of Mont Ventoux. Today, the couple makes wines there in keeping with the principles of Jules Chauvet (no additives, respect for the grapes and vineyard life). As for the result in the bottle – powerful cuvées (such is the nature of the terroir), yet with ever-present fruit flavours… no questions about it, this young vigneron went to the right school!
Raspberry, blackcurrant, almost like grenadine for adults... Palate: an elegant wine, with lively and fine bubbles, with some lovely pep brought by the acidity, and a red berry finish. Les Safres is the name for the type of soil found around the Houillon estate.
A deeply coloured wine, with a complex nose of jammy strawberry, amarena cherry, blackcurrant, fig and a hint of liquorice. With a dense and velvety palate, this is a beautifully-made rosé that can be enjoyed from aperitif through the end of dinner.