Château Milhau Lacugue

Cuvée Magali 2013
Saint Chinian AOP

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Estate bottled

Major temperature differences

Château Milhau Lacugue is located North from the village of Puisserguier, West from Beziers. Between 88 and 205 m high, its vineyards receive a lot of wind, which makes for one of its main characters, major temperature differences.

As for many properties in this area, an old Roman villa can be found at its origin : Villa Emilio, Emilius’ farm, which stood on one of the Roman roads that ran around the Mediterranean.

Owned by the Order of the Hospitaliers in the Middle Ages, Milhau is a rest area on the way to Compostellla. Several corner stones on the Domain still bear the 8 branches star of the Order.

Sold as a Nation’s property after the French Revolution, the Estate will not be split until 1927. It will then take 40 years to put it back together. This is done from 1969 by the Lacugue family.

Wine

Soil

Wine

Making

Drinking

Advice

The château represents 60 hectares of Saint Chinian, Coteaux du Languedoc and Vins de Pays, spread among 120 hectares of olive trees, garrigue and blackberry bushes where cicadas chirp in Summer.

Soils are from Secondary and Tertiary, and therefore make very different terroirs.

Syrah 48%
Grenache Noir 23%
Cinsault 19%
Mourvèdre 10%

The wine making is traditional, with long macerations.

There is no use of wood ageing.

Serve at 19 / 20°C.

This wine is made « on the fruit », and will be suited to easy foods like sausage or steak on the broiler.