Maryline et Christophe Billon

La Bâtie Terres de Viennae Red Rhone Blend

9.113 ratings
9.28 pro ratings
Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Nose is a bit reduced at first. There’s black fruit power and some florals under that though. It takes 15 minutes for the reduction to end. Then so floral, granite, mineral and deeply fruited. Gorgeous. The palate is deep, powerful and refined. So juicy and lovely sweetness with sweet velvety tannins and lovely blackberry and raspberry fruit. So refined. Terrific brightness to the fruit and really intense with tiny berry fruit complexity. Excellent wine.

Nose is a bit reduced at first. There’s black fruit power and some florals under that though. It takes 15 minutes for the reduction to end. Then so floral, granite, mineral and deeply fruited. Gorgeous. The palate is deep, powerful and refined. So juicy and lovely sweetness with sweet velvety tannins and lovely blackberry and raspberry fruit. So refined. Terrific brightness to the fruit and really intense with tiny berry fruit complexity. Excellent wine.

May 14th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

One of most unique, delicious and intriguing wines in the Northern Rhone. Stunning vintage for this wine. Nose of spice, granite, mineral, loam, game, meat, black fruit, potting soil and fresh flowers. Stunningly pure. Palate is just amazing. It’s like a reverse Côte Rotie (from Vienne) in that it’s like Côte Rotie in quality I’d say but the flavors, textures and structure are different. It’s less floral, more earthy and has more blackberry tang and different tannins. I love it and the quality is so high yet so unique. If you threw 10-15 more producers over there you’d have an appellation that would really complete with Côte-Rotie. So juicy, very deep, very earthy, intense concentration and power with black fruits, great freshness and amazing complexity. Lovely spice on the impressively building finish.

One of most unique, delicious and intriguing wines in the Northern Rhone. Stunning vintage for this wine. Nose of spice, granite, mineral, loam, game, meat, black fruit, potting soil and fresh flowers. Stunningly pure. Palate is just amazing. It’s like a reverse Côte Rotie (from Vienne) in that it’s like Côte Rotie in quality I’d say but the flavors, textures and structure are different. It’s less floral, more earthy and has more blackberry tang and different tannins. I love it and the quality is so high yet so unique. If you threw 10-15 more producers over there you’d have an appellation that would really complete with Côte-Rotie. So juicy, very deep, very earthy, intense concentration and power with black fruits, great freshness and amazing complexity. Lovely spice on the impressively building finish.

Apr 16th, 2018
Dan Weisshaar

Very pure, deep, power.
Served with Ny Italian comfort food (egg plant parm). Delish.

Very pure, deep, power.
Served with Ny Italian comfort food (egg plant parm). Delish.

1 person found it helpfulJan 16th, 2017
Dan Weisshaar

Lovely velvet fruit, minerals at fore. Marvelously soft, given time. Perfect with ribeye tomahawk (kosher salt, smidge garlic, iron skillet -- manly).

Lovely velvet fruit, minerals at fore. Marvelously soft, given time. Perfect with ribeye tomahawk (kosher salt, smidge garlic, iron skillet -- manly).

1 person found it helpfulMay 1st, 2016
Matthew Cohen

Nose is floral. Mineral driven. Acid balance. Very elegant. Really like this. Pretty floral internal aromatics.

Nose is floral. Mineral driven. Acid balance. Very elegant. Really like this. Pretty floral internal aromatics.

1 person found it helpfulJan 31st, 2016
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.2

I love this wine. Like a Cote-Rotie except from across the river. Meaty, rich and gamey. Also very floral. Kiss of dark berries. Great freshness and richness with good chewy dense fruit and perfectly integrated oak. So dense and juicy wiry lovely clarity and vivid black fruits. Needs 30 minutes to sing.

I love this wine. Like a Cote-Rotie except from across the river. Meaty, rich and gamey. Also very floral. Kiss of dark berries. Great freshness and richness with good chewy dense fruit and perfectly integrated oak. So dense and juicy wiry lovely clarity and vivid black fruits. Needs 30 minutes to sing.

Jan 29th, 2017
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Super fragrant. Concentrated and compact. So soft and pure. Excellent. Big wine that screams for a steak.

Super fragrant. Concentrated and compact. So soft and pure. Excellent. Big wine that screams for a steak.

Jan 28th, 2016
Marshal White

Marshal had this 5 years ago

Marshal had this 5 years ago

Jan 24th, 2016
Serge Mismetti

Serge had this 2 years ago

Serge had this 2 years ago

Jun 26th, 2019
Johnny Madsen

Johnny had this 3 years ago

Johnny had this 3 years ago

Apr 12th, 2018