Despite the low cost, there’s nothing manufactured about the Hecht & Bannier Languedoc Red made from organically grown grapes.
60% Syrah from Saint Chinian and Terraces du Larzac in the Languedoc plus 25% Grenache and 15% Carignan from Vallee de l’Agly in Roussillon France. This red blend is made from organically grown grapes and matured in concrete tanks.
Sample submitted for review. The Hecht & Bannier Languedoc Rouge has an SRP of $15 and is available for as low as $10. Imported by Frederick Wildman and Sons, Ltd.
The Languedoc and Roussillon vineyards of Southern France embrace the Mediterranean Sea from Spain to the Rhone delta. Together these two are the largest vineyard of our country. Our growers benefit from very favorable climactic conditions with remarkable and extended periods of sunshine and strong winds. This macroclimate allows, indeed favors, farming in full respect our environment In fact, our region has long been a pioneer methods now understood as sustainable.
Our “Languedoc” is the result of our extensive work with our growers and our constant tastings. This lovely wine expresses the ripe Syrah from the Languedoc’s cooler foothills blended with the soft and delicious Grenache from the Roussillon. The South of France is a fascinating Jigsaw puzzle of terroirs that we hope you will discover in this fruit driven wine, matured very naturally without any barrel aging.
The 2016 Hecht & Bannier Languedoc Red begins with pleasant but a bit subdued aromas of black cherry, raspberry and a little earthiness. Taking a sip reveals a juicy wine with lots of ripe fruit along with nice touches of pepper and spice. Mineral notes lead into the dry, quite long, mouth-gripping finish. There’s nothing overly complex about it, but it’s definitely an authentically tasty wine for the price. Unlike many red blends in this price range, there’s absolutely nothing that tastes manufactured here.
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