Producer of the month: Chateau Haut Rian

I visited this lovely family run company last year and it was wonderful to see a family run company where everyone was getting their hands dirty & making super wine. 

Michel Dietrich and his wife Isabelle originate from Champagne and Alsace and they spent a while in Australia making wine. Returning to France they saw an opportunity to make superb wine in the Cotes de Bordeaux, and focusing on quality whites. Now their daughter has taken over the running of the business an winemaking and Michel is 'retired'!
I had a lovely lunch in Michel and Isabelle Dietrich's house when I visited and tried their wines. Their focus is not a red wine, but a Bordeaux Blanc Sec, made from 70% Semillon and 30% Sauvignon Blanc. Their rosé kicks a lot of Provence pinks into the weeds, and their red, 55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, is a superb daily drinker. 
These wines are delightful, the family are delightful and you should give them a shot. 
8% offChateau Haut Rian Rose 2019 75cl
"A little dusty earth coming off with fresh floral notes coming off. Loads of strawberry and a hint of white pepper coming off. " Peter's Points: 89 Michel Dietrich and his wife Isabelle originate from Champagne and Alsace and they spent...
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Only 1 leftChateau Haut Rian Rouge 2017 75cl
"A bright fresh red with sweeter blackberry fruit. The palate has the cabernet noticeable with earthy, veggie fruit coming through. Very soft, gentle tannin and a little spice on the finish." Peter's Points: 88 Michel Dietrich and his wife Isabelle originate...
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Chateau Haut Rian Bordeaux Blanc Sec 2019 37.5cl
"Bright with lovely apricot aromas and then some peach skin and citrus on the palate. A really lovely fresh and clean style of white Bordeaux" Peter's Points: 88 Michel Dietrich and his wife Isabelle originate from Champagne and Alsace and...
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