Cotes de Provence Rosé 2018

H&B Provence

Rosé wines are a predominant part of the production. H&B Provence Rosé is a refreshing, charming and floral wine, everything which makes a rosé from Provence one of a kind.

H&B Provence rosé in the basket of a picnic among lavender fields and olive trees or just before a gentle nap in the shadow of a hundred years old plane tree while lulled by the song of the cicadas… H&B Provence rosé along for a play of pétanque on a nice little square of a Provence village… H&B Provence rosé in the heat of the long summer evenings when chatting and having fun with friends near the pool.

“For our selection, we focused on the cooler parts of the vineyard from the limestone foothills of Montagne Sainte Victoire, whose wines are almost marked by a vivacious and persistent minerality, to the vineyards of upper Provence. There, the clay-limestone soils and the oak and olive forests protect the vines and, in some ways, seem to nourish them. The higher altitudes also allow full maturity without excessive sugars (and therefore alcoholic degree in the finished wines).

Our vineyards are harvested at night between 3.00am and 9.00am in order to avoid oxidation and to preserve all of the fresh characteristics of vineyard and varietal. And it is our personal decision to avoid excessive maceration and extraction leading to wines that are at once concentrated but not opaque. Grenache and Cinsault are macerated together so that their personalities and qualities intermingle.” -Gregory Hecht

Additional Information

Well balanced wine with great acidity and a refined finish. It has tasty rose water and chalk notes, with flavors of white cherry, peach, strawberry and cantaloupe. Fruity, crisp, fresh and ready to drink!

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Provence
  • Winemaker: Gregory Hecht & Francois Bannier
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Sizes Available: 12/750, 6/1.5L
  • Varietals: 45% Cinsault, 45% Grenache, 10% Vermentino

Recent Press

  • The Fifty Best Date: Thursday, July 4, 2019
    "Aroma: Strawberries, berries, pomegranate, nectarine, lychee, sweet grapefruit, grapefruit, pomelo, lemony, high citrus, Pink Lady apple skins, roses, magnolias, flowers, earthy, minerals. Palate: Berry, peach, white peach, pear, crabapple, watermelon, pomelo, pampelmousse, grapefruit, pink grapefruit, citrus, lavender, earthy, minerality, wet stone, balanced, soft, smooth. Finish: Pear, pomelo, grapefruit, citrus, tart, crisp, clean, minerality, soft, smooth, subtle, interesting, nice, pleasant."
    Grade: Double Gold Medal
  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019
    "Produced from organic grapes, this textured wine is ripe with raspberry and red-currant flavors and the richness of the vintage. It has bright acidity, lightly perfumed fruitiness and a tangy aftertaste. Drink now."
  • Score: 90 Points

    Decanter Date: Monday, May 13, 2019
    "A delicate nose with a floral hint of herbs – juniper and rosemary. A duality of a wine showing sweetness yet acidic freshness, a touch of coffee, but also saltiness on its linear and appealing finish."

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