Saint-Chinian: Château Milhau-Lacugue 'Les Curées' 2008
Jean Lacugue farms the family 120 hectare estate, half of which is under vine.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Languedoc, Saint-Chinian|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Grenache Noir, Syrah|
|Food & Wine Matching||Casserole, Duck, Pheasant and Game|
|Vinification||The Syrah and Grenache grapes are de-stemmed prior to a separate, long (4-5 week) maceration, during which the wines are racked and pumped back over the cap to extract colour, flavor, aromas and tannins. The two varietals are then assembled and the finished wine is matured in tanks and large oak barrels for 18 months prior to bottling.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||15|
One of our most exciting recent wine discoveries has been the Saint-Chinian made by Jean Lacugue at his Château Milhau-Lacugue, 12 kilometres West of Béziers, at Puisserguier. Jean has 100 hectares of vines which are south-east facing on limestone hills surrounded by olive groves. Terrific light levels and a long, sunny growing season ensure phenolic ripeness at the time of harvesting for this up-and-coming estate in a seriously underrated and therefore great value appellation.View more wines from this producer...