H&B Provence rosé

  • Tasting
    A Provence rosé of immense charm and minerality redolent of fennel, anise and purple flowers.
  • Varieties
    Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Rolle
  • Press
    90/100 Robert Parker,
    90/100 Wine Enthusiast Editor’s Choice,
    90/100 Decanter Silver Medal
€15.00
Tax included

Available in bottle, magnum and jeroboam

Sources
Saint Antonin, Entrecasteaux, Carcès, Pourrières, La Londe-les-Maures

Varieties
Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Rolle

Blending
We focused our 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 in La Londe des Maures are introduced to bring a subtle salty and anise expression.
Vines are harvested at night between 3.00am and 9.00am in order to avoid oxidation and to preserve all of the fresh characteristics of the terroir and varietal. 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.

Maturing
Concrete and stainless steel tanks

Tasting
For our H&B Provence rosé we take a path quite apart from the one we follow for our Languedoc rosé, with its high proportion of Syrah. We have sought a Provence rosé of immense charm and minerality redolent of fennel, anise and purple flowers. We love just sipping this wine out on our garden in Aix-en-Provence. Grab a glass with some friends and taste with a fougasse, some anchovies and even some Salonenque olives.

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Vintage 2018
Decanter : 90/100 Highly Recommended
The Fifty Best : Double Gold Medal

Vintage 2017
Decanter : 91/100 Silver Medal
Robert Parker : 90/100
Wine Enthusiast : 90/100 Editor’s Choice

Vintage 2016
Decanter : 92/100 Silver Medal
Robert Parker : 90/100
Wine Enthusiast : 89/100
Sakura Japan Women’s Wine Awards : Gold Medal

Vintage 2015
Decanter : Bronze Medal
Wine Enthusiast : 90/100

Vintage 2014
Decanter : Bronze Medal
Wine Enthusiast : 89/100

Vintage 2013
Decanter : 15,75/20
Wine Enthusiast : 88/100

Vintage 2012
Wine Spectator : 87/100