LE VIALA 2018
Ref : 485709
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 63.30 € / liter
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- Keeping level 2027
- Service temperature 16°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Powerful wine with potential
With its dark purple hue, this wine offers you a frank nose, on stewed black fruits, thyme and spices. It then opens onto crushed black fruit. On the palate, a fleshy attack with fullness and balance. Frank extension on cocoa, blackberry compote, candied morello cherries, mocha. Round tannins. A frank finish with good persistence on aromas of thyme and cumin. PRETTY CHARACTER!
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Domain and appellation
Château Laville Bertrou
Viala comes from a plot of Château Laville Bertrou, located on an exceptional terroir within the high quality Livinière appellation. The three grape varieties blended for this cuvée express in a complementary and nuanced way the unique terroir that is Viala. The grapes are hand-picked and meticulously sorted as soon as they enter the cellar. The Carignan and part of the Syrah are vinified in whole bunches. The Grenache is destemmed and vinified in traditional maceration. After the malolactic fermentation of the wines, the different grape varieties are blended and the wine is put into French oak barrels for 12 months. We select the best coopers, in order to adapt the choice of wood origins and type of toasting to each vintage. The wines are neither fined nor filtered before bottling. The bottles are then kept for 12 months before being marketed.