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Hecht & Bannier - Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2013


Terroir: The appellation of Cotes du Roussillon is located in the heart of Frances sunny south with an abundance of warm Mediterranean sunshine and cooling winds from the sea. Hecht et Bannier source this selection from the villages of Tautavel, Estagel, Caramany, Espira de l'Agly and Lesquerde.

Vinification: The Cotes du Roussillon is a traditional blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, Carignan and Syrah vinified and aged in a combination of epoxy lined concrete tank, large neutral oak casks and about 20% in new oak barrels producing a wine of powerful, ripe, juicy fruit with an elegant, refined finish.

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Quickly accessible, the sensual, soft, round and smooth Grenache sides offer to us an immediate pleasure in mouth. Aromatically full, sapid and cheerful, our Côtes du Roussillon Villages shows a spicy and peppery side for a voluptuous wine, obvious.

Technical Details
  • Appellation: Cotes du Roussillon Villages
  • Winemaker: Gregory Hecht & Francois Bannier
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Limestone, Granite Gravel
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  • Alcohol: 14.5%
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  • UPC Code: 0 89744-75640 4
  • Varietals: 55% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, 5% Carignan

Recent News edit

Wine Spectator Rating: 89

Author: Gillian Sciaretta

Date: Friday, November 3, 2017

This concentrated, polished red layers dried raspberry, dark chocolate and baking spice flavors that are supported by a firm acidity. Savory herb and mineral details linger into the chewy finish. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvdre. Drink now through 2022.

The Wine Advocate Rating: 90

Author: Jeb Dunnuck

Date: Friday, April 1, 2016

"Offering ample red and black fruits, smoked meats, spice and even hints of chocolate, the 2013 Cotes du Roussillon Villages is medium-bodied, pure and impressive on the palate. Showing more peppery nuances with time in the glass, this blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah and the balance Mourvèdre and Carignan is already enjoyable, yet should evolve nicely for 4-5 years on its overall balance."