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Wine Spectator / H&B Provence rosé 2019

2020-05-14 Wine Spectator

Founders Gregory Hecht and François Bannier created their négociant business in 2001 and make cuvées from all over the south of France. For this wine, they source grapes—mostly Grenache with Cinsault, Syrah and Rolle—from the cooler, higher-altitude parts of upper Provence, with the goal of capturing high acidity. The wine is then aged in a combination of concrete and stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness.

The result is a delicate rosé with a crisp, refreshing acidity marked with citrus, red berry and mineral flavors, a perfect rosé to enjoy on its own but also to pair with raw seafood dishes or crunchy green salads. Of the three, this rosé had the lightest body, with a focused, linear profile. Non-blind, I would place this rosé in the “very good” range, from 87 to 89 points.