I recently received a tasting sample from Michel Chapoutier’s Domaine de Bila-Haut, their property in Roussillon. The name refers to an old farm villa which was built high into the mountain slopes, among some old vineyards. The Domaine comprises 75 hectares of land cultivated under bio-dynamic farming techniques almost 150 meters above sea level. The Roussillon vineyards are located on terraces with stony soil, with black and brown schist, gneiss, limestone and chalk.
Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Côtes du Roussillon Villages 2014: vibrant ruby color; dusty dark fruit aromas with a hint of rhubarb and oregano; dark fruit, mushroom, herb and some tart red berry flavors; medium mouthfeel with a nice bit of acidity; short finish; cork closure; MSRP $15.
Wine provided for review purposes - all opinions are my own.
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