Saint-Chinian: Château Milhau-Lacugue 'Les Truffières' 2016

Unmistakably a Mediterranean red, this rich, hedonistic blend of Syrah and Grenache from the Hérault is an ideal match for simple, hearty cuisine.

Bottle
£17.95
Bottle (Case)
£215.40
Tasting Notes

Vines have flourished here since Roman times, and the site of the Château was a resting place on the medieval pilgrim's route of St Jacques de Compostela. The 'Les Truffières' Saint-Chinian has the appearance of a claret, but has that opulent, exotic warmth of the south with scents of black olives and the garrigue ('...like a lusty Pomerol more than a rustic Gigondas').

About this wine
StyleRed Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionLanguedoc, Saint-Chinian
Grape Variety (Cépage)Grenache Noir, Syrah
Food & Wine MatchingBeef, Chicken and Turkey, Lamb, Pork
ViticultureNon-Organic
Vintage2016
CellarageDrink 2019 to 2026.
VinificationGrapes are de-stemmed prior to a 3 week cuvaison. The finished wine is matured in tanks and large oak barrels for 18 months prior to bottling.
Alcohol By Volume (%)14
Producer

Jean Lacugue

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 60 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.

 

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