Domaine de Bila-Haut has been the property of Michel Chapoutier in Roussillon since 1999. Located in Latour-de-France, the vineyard consists of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan vines. These are grown in accordance with (non-certified) biodynamic principles. The domain's range is consistent and worthy of consideration.
About the cuvée
V.I.T. (Visitare Interiore Terrae) is produced from old vines planted on the property's best parcels of land. It has a beautiful dark red colour, both bright and intense. Its expressive nose offers up aromas of very ripe dark fruit with some delicate hints of spice. On the palate, spicy notes predominate, the tannins are tight and silky, and the length is excellent.
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General : The «bio» designation covers certified wines produced by biodynamic or organic methods, sustainably produced wines, and «environmentally friendly» wines that are not officially certified. These designations apply to recent vintages (the date of certification, if known, is specified in the estate description). See the blog article for more information on this designation.
Biodynamic : The «biodynamic» designation is used for all estates certified as using biodynamic methods, as verified by one of the two official bodies, Demeter or Biodyvin. All wines produced by biodynamic methods are also certified as organic. This designation applies to recent vintages.
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Evironmentally friendly : The «environmentally friendly» designation refers to estates practising environmentally friendly wine-growing techniques, but that have not opted for certification or who are still in the process of converting to organic agriculture or biodynamics. These estates may have adopted biodynamic principles (non-certified) or simply no longer use chemical products. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Natural : Wines which are produced without any added sulfur (or almost any) and with no other inputs. However, given that there is no official body to issue the natural wine label, it is based on winemakers’ statements. This designation applies to recent vintages.