Bila Haut Banyuls Maison Chapoutier 50cl
powerful, shifting between black fruit and red berries, giving it a lovely freshness, subtly complemented by notes of cocoa.
sumptuous balance between the solar strength of the wine and the fineness of its tannins. It has a great persistency with sweetness which develops greedily.
Recommended food pairing: chocolate cakes and desserts. Serving temperature: 12°C. Ageing potential: over 5 years.
The wine is aged for 8 months in vat in a reducing environment. After bottling, and before its release for sale, the wine undergoes another 3 months’ ageing.
Harvest: The crop is hand-harvested when grapes are very ripe.
Vinification: The grapes are destemmed and crushed. The maceration is long with an addition of alcohol to favour the extraction of aromas and tannins.
Unique, unconventional, curious about everything, Michel Chapoutier’s mind has never been static. Michel is lways on the move, so are his ideas, his Tastes and his wishes. “If I stay still, I fall.” Michel is a “wine-lover” and “life-lover”, he is enthusiastic and selfless. Michel’s wine-journey began when he was 26 years old. He became head of M. CHAPOUTIER and was not an inheritor : his choices and his vision were disruptive. He stood up against principals of the past and preconceived ideas. A wine grower? We would rather say a farmer. A man close to the earth, in a thorough quest for revealing terroirs and finding the expression of soils through the Taste of wines.
Since 1996, all Maison M. CHAPOUTIER labels feature the wine informations written in braille. This is a tribute to Maurice Monier de la Sizeranne, the inventor of the first abridged version of braille and founder of the Valentin Haüy association
, who helped bring the blind and visually challenged out of isolation. There is even a wine that carries his name, from a plot that belonged to his family. This is a way of giving something back to somebody who made a real contribution.
Bila Haut Banyuls Maison Chapoutier – Hay Wines