Home Wine Regions French Wine Michel Chapoutier, Bila-Haut Rosé – Reliably good

Bila-Haut Rose

This is not the first vintage of this wine I’ve reviewed. A couple years ago I reviewed the 2013 vintage, which was quite tasty. And in general I’ve found wines from Michel Chapoutier to be consistently good.

This wine come from southern France and more specifically the Languedoc-Roussillon region. As a guy who seeks out great wines at reasonable prices this happens to be one of my favorite regions. I particularly seek out rosé or vibrant white wines from this region, like Picpoul de Pinet.

The nose is light and pleasant, offering soft peach, mango, floral and mineral aromas. The palate has a really soft mouthfeel as well as soft flavors such as peach, melon, a touch of apple, a touch of lemon and a dash of salt. The acidity is sufficient, although I would have liked just a wee bit more vibrancy. It finishes fairly long with tangy citrus flavors. Overall, it’s a tasty rose.

Wine: Michel Chapoutier, Bila-Haut, Pays d’Oc IGP
Variety: Grenache and cinsault
Vintage: 2015
Alcohol: 13%
Rating: 87
Price: $12.99
Disclosure: This wine was received as a sample.

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Author
Tim is the founder and chief reviewer at Cheap Wine Ratings since 2007.

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