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M. Chapoutier : Bila-Haut V.I.T. 2020

M. Chapoutier : Bila-Haut V.I.T. 2020

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M. Chapoutier : Bila-Haut V.I.T. 2020

The richness and balance of a Côtes du Roussillon Villages red wine

The estate

Established since 1808 in Tain-L'Hermitage, M. Chapoutier is an elite reference among fine Rhône Valley wines today.

Winemaker and wine merchant, Michel Chapoutier has successfully elevated this family-owned business to the very top. The wines by Maison Chapoutier are renowned by the finest connoisseurs from all around the world for their refinement and high quality. A man of many talents, Michel Chapoutier holds the world record for 100/100 scores awarded by the American critic, Robert Parker. Mathilde, Michel Chapoutier's daughter, has taken over the running of this iconic house, which comprises over 350 hectares of vineyards in the most prestigious appellations of the northern and southern Rhône Valley region.

Over the years, the M. Chapoutier house has developed its know-how in the vineyards of Alsace, Roussillon and Australia.

The vineyard

Bila-Haut V.I.T. 2020 by M. Chapoutier is a Roussillon wine made from vines planted on clay-limestone and schist soils.

Vinification and ageing

Manual harvesting. Long maceration (4 weeks) along with punching down to encourage optimal extraction. Maturation by plot, in vats for the Grenache and in demi-muids for the Syrah. The blend is made after 18 months of ageing.

The blend

Grenache (65%)

Syrah (35%)

M. Chapoutier’s Bila-Haut V.I.T. 2020: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting

Colour

Brilliant, this wine showcases an intense garnet red colour with purple highlights.

Nose

Expressive, the nose gives off fruity (elderberry, blackberry) and spicy (pepper, garrigue) fragrances.

Palate

Ample and complex, the palate is seduced by this wine’s silky tannins, its intense spicy expression as well as its aerial and persistent finish.

Food and wine pairing

This red wine from Roussillon will pair well with lamb.

Service

For an optimal tasting experience, it is recommended to decant this wine before serving it between 17 and 18°C.

Cellaring

This Bila-Haut V.I.T. 2020 by M. Chapoutier can be cellared for more than 10 years.

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