Les Vignes de Bila-Haut - Red label
Les Vignes de Bila-Haut - Red bottle

Les Vignes de Bila-Haut - Red 2018

Red Wine

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Item# 13616-18

Product Ratings

Jeb Dunnuck 92pt

Description

The complexity of Bila-Haut reflects the diverse terroirs and wind of the Midi. By meticulously hand-harvesting the best grapes from the best vineyards of the Roussillon, a well-known Rhone producer has transformed his magic to the Languedoc and created a wine with finesse. This wine is fleshy, well-structured with aromas of black cherry and the warm and savage soils of the Roussillon area.

The plots are located on the slopes of the high Agly Valley. They are composed of gneiss and schist from the Devonian Period. Entirely destemmed. The extraction is only performed by punching of the cap. The maceration lasts from 2 to 4 weeks according to daily tastings. The wine was aged in concrete tanks and stainless steel (no oak).

History

Purchased by Michel Chapoutier in 1999, Bila-Haut is located in the best part of the Languedoc called the Côtes du Roussillon. Historically the site was one of the first areas planted for viticulture by the Greek Mariners and has been continuously a wine region known for making top quality wines. The House of Bila, the translation of the name of the estate, was once a house of refuge for the Knights Templar, which is why their cross is symbolically used on the label. In the hills of the Agly Valley, 40+ year old vines are carefully and meticulously managed by an experienced team of viticulturalists, where sustainable farming and low yields combine to create the highest quality fruit. Wine is made in the vineyards, by paying careful attention to the plants and working alongside nature.

Estate

The complexity of Bila-Haut reflects the diverse terroirs and the wind of the Midi. By meticulously hand harvesting the best grapes from the best vineyards of the Roussillon, Michel Chapoutier has transformed his magic to the Languedoc and created a wine with finesse. These wines are produced biodynamically and express the best terroir of the region.

Technical data

Grape variety/varieties: Syrah, Grenache and Carignan.
Harvest: The crop is hand-harvested.
Soil: The plots are located on the slopes of the high Agly Valley. They are composed of gneiss and schist from the Devonian Period.
Ageing: The wine is aged in vats.
Alcohol content: 14%

Vinification