Domaine de Bila Haut - Les Vignes de Bila Haut Blanc 2013Perfect Aperitive
Country of OriginFrance
- Grape TypeGrenache Blanc
- Grape TypeGrenache Gris
- Grape TypeViura
- WinemakerMichel Chapoutier
Pale yellow colour with green tints.
The wine exhibits citrus aromas (lemon, grapefruit) with smoky notes.
Fresh and very aromatic attack. The palate is round, with a great acidity (coming from the later ripening sites at higher altitude). A lot of freshness on the finish mixed with salty notes, which express the minerality of the wine.
Perfect as an aperitive.
A part of the grapes comes from limestone and clay soils in the Agly Valley; the other part from granite soils at higher altitude (500m, later ripening sites).
Harvest Grapes are hand-harvested. After pressing, the must is cold-settled. Vinification is performed in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Ageing lasts a few months in order to keep all the freshness and enhance the minerality.