This 2010 vintage of H & B (Hecht and Bannier) Cotes du Roussillon Village is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan.
A good example of a red blend from the Languedoc-Roussillon area in Southern France, a region that has a great variety in terroir and micro-climates. This Cotes du Roussillon Village is medium-bodied with a dark red color and fragrant nose. On the tongue, this wine is smooth with bold black cherry flavor, hints of spice, decent tannins and acidity, which give rise to a dry, smooth finish.
This wine would be a great choice to have with grilled meats and can also be enjoyed by itself.
Vinted and bottled by: Gregory Hecht and Francois Bannier, France.
Imported by Frederick Wildman and Sons Ltd., NY, NY.
Ananto (Valencia) 2009 is a 60/40 blend of Bobal and Syrah grapes.
The Bobal grape is native to the Utiel-Requena region in Valencia. The name is derived from the Latin word bovale, which refers to the shape of a bull’s head. The grape is resistant to extreme weather and diseases and gives wines acidity and fragrance.
This red blend has a pleasant dark fruit fragrance and is acidic with lots of raspberry and cherry flavor. It has medium tannins and the wine goes well with hors d’oeuvres and tapas.
Produced by Bodega Sierra Notre, bottled by R.E.N., Utiel-Requena, Valencia, Spain.
Imported by Alain Blanchon Selections, NY, NY.
The vineyards of Cotes du Ventoux (Ventoux) are located in the Rhone valley to the west of Mont Ventoux in the South-Eastern part of France.
Font Sarade Ventoux 2010 is a 60/40 blend of Syrah and Grenache, is dark purple-red in color and has rich berry flavors with hints of spice and smokeyness. Full-bodied with good tannin structure. Despite its richness, this wine is certainly not overpowering and will go well with red meats.
Estate bottled by Domaine Font Sarade, France.
Imported by: Weygandt-Metzler, Unionville PA.