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Domaine de Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem 2017

Domaine de Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem

2017

The winemaker Michel Chapoutier was attracted to the strong character of the vineyards of Roussillon...

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/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Domaine de Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem 2017

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Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017

Review

The winemaker Michel Chapoutier was attracted to the strong character of the vineyards of Roussillon and decided to start working in the town of Latour-de-France. The almost perfect complexity of the soil here gives the wine a series of features; the dark shale adds warmth, the gneiss (similar to granite) brings minerality, and the limestone, freshness and warmth.

Three different grape varieties grow at the Domaine Bila-Haut estate: the spiced Syrah, the always surprising Grenache, and the tannic-loaded Carignan. The Occultum Lapidem wine they produce here delights with a pure expression of this terroir and the wonders achieved by mixing these three grapes.

It is a very refined wine with a garnet colour, polished by the time it spends in concrete tanks. A delight for the nose with aromas of sweet blackberries and blackcurrants, liquorice and pepper, and a hint of dark chocolate gradually coming forward. Medium-bodied in the mouth, the Occultum Lapidem has a delicate texture and discrete acidity which give it a good cellaring potential. Notes of scrub-brush and small black olives also emerge as the wine becomes more and more flavoursome, blending the warmth of Rousillon with the know-how and elegance of the Rhône.

Food pairing

Wild duck / Vegetable casseroles / Dishes with truffles

Tasting notes

  • ViewBright / Garnet / Clean / Deep
  • Bouquet:Mineral notes / Graphite / Ageing notes / Black fruit / Leather / Pepper / Spices / Mediterranean herbs
  • Mouth:Fresh / Long / Fleshy / Dense / Pleasant finish / Fine tannins / Tasty

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC

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by: Diego (17/12/2018) - Vintage 2016

Non male

Niente di eccezionale, pur avendo usufruito dello sconto credo questo vino abbia un costo elevato in confronto alla qualità, comunque piacevole e interessante ma caro per quello che è

by: Cliente Vinissimus (16/11/2017) - Vintage 2015

Excelente

Un vino excelente, con un sabor muy peculiar y agradable. Excelente relación calidad-precio. Magnifico bouquet. A la altura de vinos de precio notablemente superior.

by: LNP (08/09/2017) - Vintage 2015

Supremo!!

Lo seleccioné en la cesta por la puntuación que daba Parker y no ha defreudado, se ha convertido en un vino de cabecera. Excelente sensación en paladar y suave ataque. Gran relación calidad-precio.

by: Umb. (04/02/2017) - Vintage 2014

intrigante ed elegante

morbido senza eccedere in pastosità .... note balsamiche e un fondo minerale e fresco .... liquirizia e pepe nero .... tante dimensioni per un vino splendido

by: joan (25/01/2017) - Vintage 2014

Denso, carnoso, cálido.

No puedo dar una opinión contrastada pues no he probado otros vinos de la región pero me ha gustado su densidad y carnosidad. Buena relación calidad precio