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.
One thought on : Hecht & Bannier Côtes de Provence Rosé 2015
While I’ll drink rosé any time of year, as Spring is hitting full force in DC, I’m definitely thinking about it more and more. This is a place, though, where the market is tough because I have high expectations for taste, even at a lower price point. The quality/price ratio is just so competitive. But, i’ll keep my eye out for this one.