Michel Chapoutier, Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Blanc 2015, Côtes du Roussillon Villages, France
Tasting Note: This white blend from Côtes du Roussillon in Languedoc is no push over; it’s got body and character like a 32-year old ready to take on the world.
Lemon-yellow in color this wine has a nose of green apple, pear and grapefruit with a dash of lime zest.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied white blend presents a firm layer of blended yet muted green and citrus fruit flavors supported by medium-plus acidity.
The wine has structure and a somewhat grippy, but resilient texture that plays patty cake with your taste buds like red wine tannin does.
This white blend is composed of grenache blanc (50%), marsanne (20%), macabeo (20%) and vermentino (10%).
Bottle Note: Roussillon, a land of legend and history. A place of contrasts too, much as Domaine de Bila-Haut. Elegant citrus aromas and smoky notes. Great freshness is brought by a blend of grapes varieties with a strong identity, for a perfect match of food and wine.
Importer: HB Wine Merchants, New York, New York
Tasting Date: October 10, 2016
This wine was submitted for review.