Cotes de Provence Rosé 2014

Hecht & Bannier

"For our selection, we focused on the cooler parts of the vineyard from the limestone foothills of Montagne Sainte Victoire, whose wines are almost marked by a vivacious and persistent minerality, to the vineyards of upper Provence. There, the clay-limestone soils and the oak and olive forests protect the vines and, in some ways, seem to nourish them. The higher altitudes also allow full maturity without excessive sugars (and therefore alcoholic degree in the finished wines).

Our vineyards are harvested at night between 3.00am and 9.00am in order to avoid oxidation and to preserve all of the fresh characteristics of vineyard and varietal. And it is our personal decision to avoid excessive maceration and extraction leading to wines that are at once concentrated but not opaque. Grenache and Syrah are macerated together so that their personalities and qualities intermingle and we find that the reductive character of Syrah balances beautifully with the floral and sunny character, not to say oxidative, of Grenache.

For our Cotes de Provence rosé we take a path quite apart from the one we follow for our Languedoc rosé with its high proportion of Syrah. We have sought a Provence rosé of immense charm and minerality redolent of dried herbs and mountain flowers." -Gregory Hecht

Additional Information

Well balanced wine with great acidity and a refined finish. It has tasty rose water and chalk notes, with flavors of white cherry, peach, strawberry and cantaloupe. Fruity, crisp, fresh and ready to drink!

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Provence
  • Winemaker: Gregory Hecht & Francois Bannier
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
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  • Alcohol: 13%
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  • Varietals: 45% Cinsault, 30% Grenache, 25% Syrah

Recent Press

  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Image Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Friday, June 12, 2015

    "This beautifully balanced wine shows rich red fruits as well as crisp freshness. It has a mineral texture, aromatic fruitiness and a lightly peppery aftertaste. The blend is 40% Grenache, 40% Cinsault and 20% Syrah. Drink now."

  • Score: 87 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: James Molesworth
    Date: Friday, May 1, 2015

    "Offers a focused feel, with a stony spine running through the bergamot, white cherry and savory notes. Good length. Drink now."

    Grade: "20 Food-Friendly French Rosés"

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