Hetch & Bannier Côtes de Provence Rosé 2016 MAGNUM
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Hetch & Bannier focus their selections on the cooler parts of the upper Provence vineyards where the oak and olive tree forests protect the vines planted in the clay-limestone soils and, in some ways, seem to nourish them. The higher altitudes also allow a full maturity without excessive sugars (and therefore alcoholic degree in the finished wines).
Blend is completed with grapes from the limestone foothills of Montagne Sainte Victoire, whose wines are almost marked by a vivacious and persistent minerality. Very fresh Cinsault planted a few meters from the Mediterranean Sea are introduced to bring a subtle salty and anise expression.
Grenache and Syrah are macerated together so that their personalities and qualities intermingle and we find that the reductive character of Syrah balances beautifully with the oxidative natural character of Grenache
EYE: Pale Pink
MOUTH: A Provence rosé of immense charm and minerality redolent of fennel, anise and purple flowers.