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M.Chapoutier Bila-Haut Banyuls 2015

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As Michel Chapoutier’s great grandfather Marius, used to say "A good wine is a wine you want to taste again" and this is definitely a wine you'll want to taste again and again. Spread out over steep, narrow terraces, the Banyuls appellation overhangs the Mediterranean Sea. The vineyards are rooted in stony schist soils from the Primary era. This Banyuls is a “vin doux naturel,” a fortified wine that is exceptional and age-worthy. The crop is hand-harvested when grapes are very ripe and the grapes are destemmed and crushed. Maceration is long with an addition of alcohol to favour the extraction of aromas and tannins. The wine is aged in vats from 16 to 20 months.

Tasting Notes

From garnet red to mahogany according to the wines age. A powerful nose, with a mix of black fruits and stewed fruits subtly brought together by cocoa aromas. Sumptuous mouthfeel, there is balance between the strength of the wine and the fineness of its tannins. It has a great persistency with sweetness which continues to develop.

 

How to Serve

Banyuls can work as an aperitif but pairs very well to blue cheeses, dried fruits and chocolate, caramel and coffee flavoured desserts.

Categories

Vins Doux Naturel

Country of Origin

France

Region

Rhone Valley

ABV

17%

Closure

Cork

Decant

No

Gift Boxed

No

Suitable for Vegetarians

Yes

Suitable for Vegans

Yes
 

"Maison Chapotier don't use any animal ingredients or animal products in the production their wines. All Chapoutier wines are suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans".