Château Milhau Lacugue

Saint Chinian Blanc
AOP 2017

saint-chinian-blanc

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

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

Exposure for the vineyards id South to South East, thus providing interesting acidity, balance and ripeness.

Grenache Blanc 50%
Roussanne 50%

Both are assembled after harvest. The juicesareextracted and immediately protected from air.

After a first racking, they will be matured on fine lees.

Fermentation then lasts around a month, with regular stirring of the lees.

Serve at 15 / 16°C.

The wine will show its complexity, which requires sophisticated dishes to fully express itself in the glass.