M. Chapoutier Domaine de Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem Côtes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France 2014
A great dark garnet-red colour. The nose is quite closed with a dominance of graphite, leather, and then intense aromas of pepper, black fruits and scrubs. On the palate: the attack is rich and dense. Then the wine is fleshy and solar. The finish is sappy served by delicate tannins and a great freshness.
The words that best describe Maison M. Chapoutier. An Estate that nurtures its vineyards with the greatest respect for natural balance and terroir since 1808. The family motto “Fac et Spera” – do and hope – says it all. Two words that sum up all the patience and daring that this art demands: patience in relation to nature which presides; daring for the winemaker, who observes, chooses and assists. The wine will be the faithful expression of this alchemy.