Hecht & Bannier Minervois 2009

Red Blends from Languedoc-Roussillon, France

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Item No. 119867
  • red wine
  • WS90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

As every year, the Minervois expresses the sun-filled and spicy personality of the Mediterranean Syrah in harmony with the old Grenache softness from Pépieux vineyards and the intense Carignan. Maturing in tank, which is the case for 30% of the wine, preserves this crunchy fruit, immediately appreciable.

Critical Acclaim

"Chewy yet plush, with plenty of cream and spice to the red raspberry and plum flavors, which feature hints of red peach. The firm finish of slate, smoke and spice is filled with minerally notes. Syrah and Grenache."
90 Points

Learn About Hecht & Bannier

Formed in 2002, Hecht & Bannier makes wines intended to become reference points for the Languedoc-Roussillon, France’s largest and most confounding winemaking region. Founders Gregory Hecht and François Bannier: “To conserve the typical Mediterranean strength in our wines while preserving balance and crispness, this is our mantra for all the appellations we produce.”

Learn About Languedoc-Roussillon

(LAHN-guh-dock) (ROO-see-yohn) For being in a country that is known for wine regulations, the Languedoc enjoys a great amount of freedom in its winemaking. With over 700,000 acres under vine, some of the most exciting and best value wines of are coming from this enormous and diverse wine region. Some refer to it as the new world of France. The region stretches along the land...

Read More About Languedoc-Roussillon

Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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