Wine Advocate 87 points - The 2012 Minervois has ripe, mulled fruits, licorice and peppery herbs, low acidity, plenty of texture and medium to full-bodied richness. Drink it over the coming couple of years. (Apr 2015)
2012 Minervois is a pleasant wine with beautiful ripe and black fruits aromas. Blended with Syrah, this wine is immediate, round and well-balanced with lovely notes of brambles, a smoky seductive expression.
|The Negociant Eleveur Maison Hecht & Bannier, specializing in red wines from the South of France, came to light in 2002. Our goal is to have our wines become the reference for quality in the region with a unique range of appellation wines.
We are convinced that from Roussillon to Provence, the most talented vineyard in France, has not yet received the international recognition that it deserves: our wines allow wine-lovers to discover the extraordinary quality and wealth of our region.
To conserve the typical Mediterranean strength in our wines while preserving balance and crispness, is our mantra for all the appellations we produce.
The cornerstone of our profession is our extensive knowledge of vineyards and cellars. Every year we visit hundreds of producers to select only the best wines. Often, our wines come from vineyards in the cooler foothills where it isn’t rare to see hundred-year-old vines. Once the long selection process has come to an end, we organize tastings to create the blends and decide on our elevage options.