Domaine de Bila-Haut - Rivesaltes label
Domaine de Bila-Haut - Rivesaltes bottle

Domaine de Bila-Haut - Rivesaltes 1987

Red Wine

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Item# 13632-87/6PK

Description

Appearance: dark garnet-red. Nose: aromas of ripe red berries: raspberries jam and notes of blackberries. Palate: very unctuous with a lot of berries, blackberries on the palate, with a mellow tannic final. This wine is well-balanced with a great ageing potential.

Soil: The alluvial deposit terrace is composed of shingles, limestone and schist blended, called the “Crest”.

Vinification: Fortified wine: alcohol is added on the grapes and then maceration takes place for one month.

Ageing: A half is aged in vats and the other in oak casks for 24 months.

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.

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.

Technical data

Grape variety/varieties: Grenache.
Soil: The alluvial deposit terrace is composed of shingles, limestone and schist blended, called the “Crest”.
Ageing: A half is aged in vats and the other in oak casks for 24 months.
Alcohol content: 16%

Vinification

Fortified wine: alcohol is added on the grapes and then maceration takes place for one month.