H&B Coteaux d’Aix ‘Organic’ Rosé
Made from organic Grenache and Cinsault grapes, vinified in concrete and stainless steel tanks.
The growers have full respect of the environment and their methods now classified as ‘sustainable’.
Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence vineyards are planted on a limestone plateau stretching from the North of the city up to the River Durance. The region benefits from a Mediterranean climate with significant periods of sunshine and cool nights during the summer. These are ideal conditions to produce complex and aromatic rosés.
Noteable white fruits and peaches but also delicate herbal notes of tarragon, bergamot and lime flower. Refreshing on the palate and lifted by a tang of fresh ginger.
The wine invites you to share accras (salted cod fritters), sauteed shrimps in garlic or La soupe au pistou.
About the Producer
Hecht & Bannier
Maison Hecht & Bannier is a ‘Negociant Eleveur’ dedicated to sourcing and then blending wines from the Mediterrean regions. They started in 2001 with partners Gregory Hecht and François Bannier assembling four cuvées of Southern France appellations.
Convinced that the Roussillon to Provence region has not yet received the international recognition that it deserves for its quality and diverse vineyards, they have expanded their passion for blending and now visit hundreds of producers to select the best juice. Often the grapes come from vineyards in the cooler foothills where it isn’t unusual to see hundred year-old vines.
The goal is to have the H&B label become the bench-mark for wines in a range of appellations, allowing wine-lovers to discover the extraordinary quality and wealth of the region.
Each blend is usually based on 5 to 10 samples from the 15-30 that have been pre-selected; some very good wines are rejected because they do not express H&B’s vision of the appellation. The blend can change between vintages to remain true to each specific geographical origin, while emphasising particularly successful grapes or vineyards in each harvest.
Once the long selection process has come to an end, H&B then begin to create the blends and decide the ‘elevage’ options. The overiding aim is to conserve the typical Mediterranean strength in their wines while preserving balance and vitality for all the appellations produced.