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Chapoutier Bila Haut Occultum Lapidem 2014 Product #31740 (In Stock)
Chapoutier Bila Haut Occultum Lapidem 2014 Chapoutier Bila Haut Occultum Lapidem 2014

"Occultum Lapidem" is Latin for "hidden stone,” and you’ll certainly find plenty of rocky, chalky, minerality at this wine’s core.  But, the stones are cloaked by intense fruit flavors and suggestions of savory roasted meat that will come forward with time.  This is essentially the same blend as the “regular” Cotes du Roussillon but from older vines, more limestone-rich soils and harvested at ridiculously low yields for this region.  Absolutely delicious right now with lamb, beef, or anything with loads of fresh herb, this will really sing from 2018 on.

"Another terrific vintage for this cuvee, the Syrah and Grenache-dominated 2014 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem was harvested between the 12th of September and the 3rd of October with miniscule yields of 28 hectoliters per hectare. Completely destemmed and aged all in concrete tanks, its ruby opaque color is followed by complex notes of garrigue, leather, plums and violets. Medium to full-bodied, elegant and layered, with a great texture, this fruit-forward, balanced Roussillon is already hard to resist, but will continue drinking nicely for 6-7 years."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Chapoutier Bila Haut Lesquerde l'Esquerda 2013 Product #31739 (In Stock)
Chapoutier Bila Haut Lesquerde l'Esquerda 2013 Chapoutier Bila Haut Lesquerde l'Esquerda 2013

Winemaker Michel Chapoutier made his name with Northern Rhone Syrah, so it’s hardly surprising that he has a deft hand with this tricky varietal in Roussillon, too.  The soils of this hilltop vineyard are full of granite which keeps ripeness in check (even in warm 2015) and loads the wine with fine minerality and focus.  Grill some lamb and dive right in!

"From what I consider one of the top terroirs for Syrah in the Roussillon, the 2013 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lesquerde l’Esquerda comes from the higher-elevation, granite soils located around the village of Lesquerde. Made from 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache and brought up all in concrete tank, it offers up fabulous minerality in its raspberry, blackberry, licorice, violets and crushed-rock-like bouquet. Medium-bodied, supple, elegant and seamless, with impressive purity, freshness and length, drink this terrific Roussillon over the coming 5-7 years."Wine Advocate 93 points

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