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RHONE VALLEY

M. CHAPOUTIER - Domaine DE BILA-HAUT Cotes du Roussillon Villages "V.I.T" 2011

Wine Region: Languedoc-Roussillon - France

Grape
: Grenache, Syrah

Tasting notes: The colour is garnet-red, very steady, deep and brilliant with purple lights. The nose is open, expressive and complex with aromas of very ripe black fruits (elderberry, blackberry), some spicy scents (pepper, Garrigue). Great attack on the palate, tight but silky tannins. One notices a dominance of spicy scents, a lot of richness, a good length and a very ethereal final.

About the winery:
Maison Chapoutier has been producing wine for 200 years. Originally based in Tain-l'Hermitage, they built their international reputation on their iconic wines from Hermitage. A House that cultivates its vines in the greatest respect of the natural balances and terroirs, since 1808. Humility, Respect, Audacity, Conviviality and Generosity are the words that best characterize Maison M. Chapoutier. Michel Chapoutier is a seventh-generation Chapoutier winemaker, having acquired the family estate in 1990. He earned a reputation for producing wines that are highly representative of where they are grown, true "snapshots of the terroir".

Expert Rating:
Wine Advocate: 96/100

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