4 March, 2017
Hecht & Bannier Côtes de Provence Rosé 2015Comments : 1 Posted in : Provencal Rose, Rose Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez
Hecht & Bannier Côtes de Provence Rosé 2015
Côtes de Provence, France
Obligatory disclaimer: This wine was provided as a sample for my review.
I am a firm believer in the rosé any day philosophy, but on a day like this one full of sunshine after a long spat of drought-breaking rain, it’s especially appealing. Aside from the beautiful pink glow, the first thing I notice on drinking the Hecht & Bannier Côtes de Provence Rosé 2015 is an extremely velvety, or is that buttery, mouthfeel. That yields a bevy of strawberry and raspberry notes that recall any number of Jell-O parfait desserts. It’s the sort of sweet finish to a meal for which one helping is plenty, but that helping leaves you happy.
At $19, perhaps this should be an any fortnight rosé rather than an any day one, if you’re on a budget. Though the glass bottle stopper is a nice extra touch.
Other Bloggers’ Thoughts:
The fresh and inviting nose has cherries, strawberries, wet stone minerals, white peach, orange zest, fennel and anise. This has light to medium body with good acidity and just a hint of lingering sweetness. On the palate strawberry, cherry, and minerals quickly take control with white peach and fennel coming in later. The long finish adds orange zest and a hint of anise. This is a crisp wine with just enough sweetness to add a bit of weight and make it extremely easy to sip. 90 pts.
The pale pink Hecht & Bannier Côtes de Provence Rosé 2015 has great acidity, minerality, and lovely flavors of raspberry, pink grapefruit, rosewater, and a subtle touch of lavender.
Bright with nice fresh cherry fruit with lovely soft texture. Pure with lovely balance. 90/100
Sampled 16 February 2017.