Hecht & Bannier - Coteaux d'Aix - Rose BIO - 2019 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
“Our Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence rosé echoes white fruits and pêche de vigne but also delicate herbal notes of tarragon, bergamot and lime flower. Refreshing on the palate, lifted by a tang of fresh ginger, the wine invites you to share accras, sautees shrimps in garlic or La soupe au pistou.” Gregory Hecht and François Bannier
“Being demanding, make choices and pursue them.” Gregory and François share these common values and skills that they learned from their previous experiences.
2001 is the first vintage of Maison Hecht & Bannier. Following visit of hundreds of domains, days and nights of arguing conversations and wonders about their blends, Gregory Hecht and François Bannier bottle at the end of 2003 four cuvées of Southern France appellations: Minervois, Saint Chinian, Faugères and Côtes du Roussillon. Hardly a hundred cases of each wine, the miserable profit of a rigorous and drastic selection of each varietal on every best location. “Lovely spoon negoce” pokes a grower whom they buy two precious hectoliters of Mouvèdre for the Faugères blend. Following years will enjoy the blossoming of new cuvées and wines spreading out alongside the Mediterranean arc. Core principles remain unchanged: blending the fruit of several growers within an appellation, long ageing, severe work on blends to offer under a single brand the quintessenciel expression of each AOP. Craft hand-made negoce, boutique wines. Tasters may sometimes be overwhelmed by the wines but these cuvées claim their style and signature. “Fascinating, ambitious, accomplished new negociant” wrote Jancis Robinson in 2005 with other famous wine writers who early enable a tremendous success of the company in USA, Canada and Japan.
Sources: North of Aix-en-Provence up to the River Durance
Varieties: Grenache, Cinsault
Terroir: Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence vineyards are planted on a limestone plateau stretching from the North of the city up to the River Durance. Our growers benefit from a mediterranean climate which favors farming in full respect of the environment and methods now understood as sustainable. With remarkable periods of sunshine and cool nights during the summer, best conditions are gathered here to produce complex and aromatic rosés.
Maturing: Concrete and stainless steel tanks