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Domaine de Bila-Haut Wines

Roussillon wines from contoured terraces with stony soils and rich geology.

The Roussillon area was made for Michel Chapoutier and it was in Latour de France that he set up Domaine de Bila-Haut, on a combination of soils perfectly suited to spicy Syrah, fruity Grenache and tannic Carignan – key Languedoc-Roussillon varieties – basked in the southern French sun and freshened up by the coastal ‘tramontane’ wind. Black and brown schist give the wine the sunny ripeness, gneiss minerality and freshness and limestone and chalk strength and balance.

A number of Sélection Parcellaire (single vineyard selection) wines are also made at this unique domaine.

Biodynamic Pioneers from the Rhône Valley
  • Chrysopée Blanc 2017, Sélection Parcellaire bottle image
    Domaine de Bila-Haut

    Chrysopée Blanc 2017, Sélection Parcellaire

    AOP Collioure

    Sélection Parcellaire wine made in tiny quantities from old terraced vineyards.

  • Chrysopée Blanc 2018, Sélection Parcellaire bottle image
    Domaine de Bila-Haut

    Chrysopée Blanc 2018, Sélection Parcellaire

    AOP Collioure

    90% Grenache Gris and 10% Grenache Blanc blended from vineyards planted on very old terraced schist soils. Long maceration and 6 months maturation in large 600 litre demi-muids barrels with regular batonnage deliver this exceptionally complex wine with abundant peach, apricot and floral characters. The textured palate shows abundant hint of salinity on the long, lingering finish.

  • Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Blanc bottle image
    Domaine de Bila-Haut

    Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Blanc

    AOP Côtes-du-Roussillon

    Aromatic blend with salty notes on the finish - an enticing introduction to the Bila-Haut range of wines.

  • Occultum Lapidem Blanc bottle image
    Domaine de Bila-Haut

    Occultum Lapidem Blanc

    AOP Côtes-du-Roussillon

    Hidden stone' is a blend of Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris and Vermentino, from mainly gneiss soil vineyards around the area of Latour de France. Following whole bunch pressing, part of the must is fermented in vats and part in 600 litre demi-muids barrels, without malolactic fermentation. 9 month ageing in vats and some new barrels deliver this complex beauty, full of stone fruit, nutty and floral aromas, with a round Grenache Blanc palate that is refreshed by Vermentino's acidity.

  • Chrysopée Rouge 2017, Sélection Parcellaire bottle image
    Domaine de Bila-Haut

    Chrysopée Rouge 2017, Sélection Parcellaire

    AOP Collioure

    Sélection Parcellaire wine made in tiny quantities from old terraced vineyards.

  • Collioure Rouge bottle image
    Domaine de Bila-Haut

    Collioure Rouge

    AOP Collioure

    Sélection Parcellaire wine made in tiny quantities from old terraced vineyards.

  • L’Esquerda bottle image
    Domaine de Bila-Haut

    L’Esquerda

    AOP Côtes-du-Roussillon Villages Lesquerde

    'L'esquerda' meaning the fault in the rock in Catalan

  • Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Rouge bottle image
    Domaine de Bila-Haut

    Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Rouge

    AOP Côtes-du-Roussillon Villages

    Ripe and fleshy, well-structured red full of black cherry notes, reflecting the warm and savage soils of the Roussillon area. Syrah, Grenache and Carignan are hand-harvested and macerated for 2 - 4 months before blending and maturing in large vats.

  • Occultum Lapidem Rouge bottle image
    Domaine de Bila-Haut

    Occultum Lapidem Rouge

    AOP Côtes-du-Roussillon Villages Latour de France

    Red companion to the white 'hidden stone' wine, from Syrah, Grenache and Carignan parcels planted on gneiss, schist and Kimmeridgian limestone. The influence of the sun-drenched mixture of these soils, together with long 4 week maceration and maturation in concrete vats, deliver this ripped red with complex characters of leather, graphite, pepper, black fruits and Mediterranean shrub herbs. Rich dense and fleshy with delicate tannins and a great finish.

  • R.I. 2010, Sélection Parcellaire bottle image
    Domaine de Bila-Haut

    R.I. 2010, Sélection Parcellaire

    AOP Côtes-du-Roussillon Villages Lesquerde

    r.i.' - 'rectificano invenies' - meaning 'search and you will find'

  • V.I.T. 2013, Sélection Parcellaire bottle image
    Domaine de Bila-Haut

    V.I.T. 2013, Sélection Parcellaire

    AOP Côtes-du-Roussillon Villages Latour de France

    'v.i.t.' stands for 'visitare interiore terrae' - meaning 'visit the innermost earth' - a part of the mythological motto in finding the philosopher stone

  • V.I.T. 2014, Sélection Parcellaire bottle image
    Domaine de Bila-Haut

    V.I.T. 2014, Sélection Parcellaire

    AOP Côtes-du-Roussillon Villages Latour de France

    'v.i.t.' stands for 'visitare interiore terrae' - meaning 'visit the innermost earth' - a part of the mythological motto in finding the philosopher stone

  • Banyuls Vin Doux Naturel 2018, Sélection Parcellaire bottle image
    Domaine de Bila-Haut

    Banyuls Vin Doux Naturel 2018, Sélection Parcellaire

    AOP Banyuls Rimage

    100% Grenache Noir Vin Doux Naturel from ancient terraced vineyards. Made from hand-harvested grapes where the fermentation is stopped by addition of spirit. The wine is then aged for 8 months in large vats before bottling and undergoes further 3 months maturation prior to the release. Black fruit, cloves, spice and liquorice sing on the palate that is underpinned by balancing acidity and sumptuous tannins. Perfect served slightly chilled, a French cousin of port.