M. Chapoutier Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Cotes du Roussillon Blanc 2016
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Medium-intensity lemon in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of lemon and lime citrus zest, green apple, star fruit and honeysuckle.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied white blend is bright with some mid-palate complexity giving way to flavors suggested on the nose ultimately completing with a medium, citrus-zest-wrapped finish.
There is balance between the fruit and medium acidity that is refreshing.
|Region||France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Cotes de Roussillon|
Wine SpectatorA creamy, broad white, featuring fresh peach and melon notes woven together with lanolin and blanched almond details, backed by a solid acidity. Spice accents linger into the finish flanked by herb and mineral hints. Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Macabeu and Marsanne. Drink now through 2020. 4,000 cases imported
Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Côtes du Roussillon Les Vignes de Bila Haut Blanc is a blend of 60% Grenache Blanc, 20% Macabeu and then smaller amounts of Marsanne and Vermentino. From a mix of estate terroirs (schistes, clay, limestone and granite), it has racy, vibrant aromas and flavors of lime, salty minerality and white peach. Medium-bodied, seamless and incredibly drinkable, it’s absolutely worth buying