M. Chapoutier Cotes du Roussillon Villages Bila Haut 2018
Domaine Bila-Haut is owned by the world-renowned Rhône Valley winemaker Michel Chapoutier. The estate is located in the Côtes du Roussillon of Languedoc, which borders the Rhône Valley and has many of the same grapes planted. Bila-Haut is an old vine estate that Chapoutier farms with biodynamic techniques (same as he does at his Rhone estate), and it is planted to Grenache, Carignan and Syrah. The cool winters, hot summers, low rainfall, and the local 'Mistral' (which is a drying breeze), combine to make a perfect climate for these varietals. All of the grapes are hand picked in the vineyards, and the bunches are de-stemmed upon arrival to the winery. The resulting wine is deep, rich and a little rustic, with black cherry, dark plum, mocha and licorice notes. It will pair beautifully with roasted and grilled meats, beef stew, hearty, spicy bean soups or flavorful cheeses.
|Region||France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Cotes de Roussillon Villages|
Jeb DunnuckThe 2018 Côtes Du Roussillon Villages Les Vignes De Bila Haut showed nicely, with both freshness and richness, Clean blackberry, currants, violets, and a kiss of minerality all emerge from the glass, and it's medium-bodied, with beautiful depth of fruit and a great finish