Côtes de Provence Rosé, Hecht & Bannier
"We focused our selections on the cooler parts of the upper Provence vineyards where the oak and olive tree forests protect the vines planted in the clay-limestone soils and, in some ways, seem to nourish them. The higher altitudes also allow a full maturity without excessive sugars (and therefore an alcoholic degree in the finished wines). The blend is completed with grapes from the limestone foothills of Montagne Sainte Victoire, whose wines are almost marked by a vivacious and persistent minerality., Very fresh Cinsault planted a few meters from the Mediterranean Sea in La Londe des Maures are introduced to bring a subtle salty and anise expression.
Whilst our vine-growers take benefit from favourable climatic conditions and remarkable sunshine weather, they have been following for quite a long time the principle of environmentally friendly viticulture. This is how our region has become a pioneer in developing cautious agriculture and organic viticulture. The huge majority of the Domaines we work with are now producers of organically certified grapes. This is our personal choice but also a question of taste: vine-growers working organically are also usually those who pay more attention to their vineyard.
To choose the best grapes and the best juices coming from the low yield oldest vines means that we are able to price our wine correctly, being online with the efforts made by the vine grower to produce. Today we are known as the Maison de négoce who pays the highest prices for grapes. We are proud of this." - Francois Hecht & Gregory Bannier
H&B also support various projects supporting regional artists and or environmental causes.
Producer Hecht & Bannier
Viticulture & Winemaking Sustainable. Grapes are night-harvested to keep them cool. The Grenache and Syrah are macerated together the others separately in a mix of concrete and stainless steel tanks. Vegan.
Grapes Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Rolle
Region Côtes de Provence, Provence, France
Tasting Notes Immense charm and minerality redolent of fennel, anise and purple flowers.