Languedoc Rosé 2010

Hecht & Bannier

Grapes are sourced from vineyards with soils rich in limestone and clay that border the Etang of Thau, and from schist-rich vineyards from the area around Saint Chinian. Syrah for this Rosé is picked slightly earlier than the rest in order to retain a higher acidity level.

Vinification: The ripe grapes are pressed and vinified exclusively in stainless steel vats.

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Recent Press

  • Wine Image Durham Magazine Author: Unlisted
    Date: Monday, November 28, 2011

    "Deep Salmon color promises a full ros experience. Delightful aromatic nose of raspberry and orange slices with an overall energizing, minerally edge. Freshness and liveliness beg you to take a sip. Almost sparkling is the mouth sensation, while the high-toned cherry flavors are partnered with a long and lingering palate feel. More weight than many ross, it can be enjoyed with turkey and practically all dishes short of beef and lamb. An equal blend of Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault, this is qualitatively well above almost any ros at its price point. Drink now-2015."

    Grade: "A Rosey Rosé"
  • Score: 87 Points

    Wine Image Wine & Spirits Author: Tara Q. Thomas
    Date: Monday, August 1, 2011

    "A hint of minerality and a chervil note add interest to the sweet white cherry flavors of this wine, a blend of syrah, cinsault and grenache to chill for backyard parties."

    Grade: Best Buy
  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds
    Date: Monday, August 1, 2011

    "Bright pink. High-pitched aromas of strawberry, cherry and white flowers, with a subtle herbal nuance gaining strength in the glass. Juicy and well-focused, offering sappy, mineral-accented red fruit flavors and a hint of warmth. Closes on a refreshingly dry, bitter note, with lingering spiciness and good length."

  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: David Schildknecht
    Date: Thursday, June 30, 2011

    "Constituting 40% Syrah from relatively early-picked schistic sites in St.-Chinian (selected specifically with pink wine in mind) as well as from Minervois, and with 40% Cinsault, the Hecht & Bannier 2010 Languedoc Rose delivers not just fresh, tart-edged cherry fruit, and invigoratingly pungent herbal inflections, but also luscious blood orange and an astonishing array of mineral nuances including utterly mouthwatering salinity, all of which promises terrific versatility at table over the coming year. This is about as vividly fresh-fruited, exuberant, vibrant, and capital-"M" mineral as you could ask for in any wine! I tried chasing some of Hecht & Bannier's new Maury with this and it was utterly luscious, almost suggestive of sweetness in its vivid evocation of red frui after having a fortified dessert wine in one's mouth! "It's dry, I promise," says Hecht."

  • Wine Image Chicago Tribune Author: Bill St. John
    Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    "gobs of fruit and rich, round texture."

    Grade: "Dry rosés that think they're red wines"
  • Wine Image Wine Spectator Online Author: Laurie Woolever
    Date: Friday, June 24, 2011

    "Juicy strawberry and melon flavors are crisp and pure-tasting in this ros. Hints of white pepper mark the finish. Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault." read more

    Grade: "Rosé and Fried Oysters for the Fourth of July"
  • Wine Image The Black Dress Traveler Author: Wanda Mann
    Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2011

    "Langeudoc-Roussillon is France's largest wine region, so a wine has to be extra special to stand out amongst so many stellar options. Maison Hecht et Bannier was formed in 2002 and the vineyard's founders say that "to conserve the typical Mediterranean strength in our wines while preserving balance and crispness, that is the mantra for all of the appellations we produce." Their delightful Ros delivers on this promise. A beautiful blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Cinsault, this Ros is all about balanced flavors. Floral, spicy, juicy, and a little dry, this vino is very versatile."

  • Wine Image Snooth Editorials Author: Gregory Dal Piaz
    Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2011

    "Light on the nose with an almost syrupy sweetness of raspberry over lightly stony and stemmy tones. Understated on entry with a gentle elegance. This is soft and gossamer in the mouth, though its backed up with sweet strawberry fruit. Theres a touch of tropical fruit in the mouth, perhaps a bit of pineapple upside-down cake, even! This is rather seductive and easy to drink, though may be too subtle for all but the simplest food. Finishes with a sweet strawberry tone."

  • Wine Image Author: Steve Mirsky
    Date: Monday, May 23, 2011

    "The biting lively berry cuts through the more hum drum Mexican staples of soft tortilas, beans, and rice picking up on even the slightest hint of seasoning. Floral sweetness rises to the roof of the mouth with citrusy notes bubbling forth from the deep. It all adds up to a super flavorful mouth riot. For dessert pairings, its a little confusing with chocolate but Im thinking nirvana with berry pies or tarts."

  • Wine Image Nick on Wine Author: Nick Passmore
    Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2011

    "... its vibrant freshness. Its all strawberries and peaches shot through with a bracing streak of minerality. Clean and flawlessly made it sings of summer..and all this pink pleasure for $12."

    Grade: Wine of the week!
  • Wine Image The Wine Buzz Author: Unlisted
    Date: Sunday, May 1, 2011

    "Vivacious strawberry aroma with berry bowl flavors and highlights of vanilla and sloe berry; clean, pleasant finish."

    Grade: Recommended

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