M. Chapoutier Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Pays d’Oc Rosé 2020


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Blend of 60% Grenache, and 40% Cinsault

Wine Making: In searching to create a perfectly styled Rosé, Michel Chapoutier has altered the cépage to include Grenache and Syrah.  The grapes are carefully vinified at low, even temperatures.  The juice is fermented in temperature-controlled, stainless-steel tanks and aged in those tanks.  After a short maceration on the skins, the delicate pink hue is attained and the wine is racked and vinified.  Thewine is then carefully blended prior to bottling.

Tasting Notes: Each of the varietals in the blend offers up their unique flavors to combine a refreshing and crisp wine with “high resolution” of flavors.  The Grenache supplies the crisp mineral flavors with a hint of citrus in the lingering finish

Purchased by Michel Chapoutier in 1999, Bila-Haut is located in an 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.