Château Milhau Lacugue

Saint Chinian Rose
AOP 2020

Rosé Milhau

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 Secondaru and Tertiary and therefore make very different terroirs.

Exposure for the vineyards is South to Southeast, thus providing interesting acidity, balance and ripeness.

Cinsault 50%
Grenache Noir 50%

Machine harvesting with sorting of the grapes. Both varietals are vinified together. 70% of the juice is free run, and 30% first press.
First fermentation is at ambiant temperature, the following process is temperature controlled

Serve at  10 / 12°C.

This wine can be enjoyed on its own on a sunny terrace in Summer.

But try it with gambas a la planche with garlic, or a subtle paella valenciana. and its complexity will make it a great meal.