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Princess and The Bear

2015 Cuvée des Chevaliers
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Appellation
AOP Saint Chinian
Alcohol %
14

Château Milhau Lacugue
2015 Cuvée des Chevaliers

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Dark red fruit, spiciness, leather tones, and a long finish make this an all-occassion, “knife-and-fork” wine. A hearty, Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault blend, Cuvée des Chevaliers reflects the rich history of the Milhau Lacugue estate which was the site of a Roman villa and later offered rest and refreshment to medieval pilgrims en route to sacred sites in Spain.

This full-bodied red loves spice! Serve with Braised Lamb with Cumin and Cinnamon or Black Currant Lacquered Duck Breast with Mashed Yams.  

Domaine: Château Milhau Lacugue
Appellation: AOP Saint Chinian
Cuvée: 2015 Cuvée des Chevaliers
Blend:  45% Syrah, 40% Grenache Noir, 15% Cinsault

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Appellation
AOP Saint Chinian
Alcohol %
14
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Grenache Noir, Syrah and Cinsault grapes ripen on high, sun-warmed slopes and are influenced by the complex geology of hard limestone and red clay soils.
Production Notes
This vinification process includes temperature-controlled, slow fermentation and 18 months of maturation in foudres, large oak barrels. A foudre is a French wine term used to describe a large wooden vat, which is between 20-120 hectolitres in size (e.g. 1 hectolitre = 100 litres). These large oak barrels vary enormously in size but are significantly larger than the normal wine oak barrels.
Winemaker Notes
The Milhau Lacugue estate has been in the center of history for millenia. It was an ancient Roman farm that originally took its name from the founder, Emilius and his estate, the Villa Emilio. It is situated on an ancient trading and travelling route which included the Commanderie de Campagnoles and the Hospitaliers of St. John of Jerusalem, owners of the estate from the 12th to the 18th century. Eventually acquired by the Milhau family, the estate was well placed to welcome and offer sustenance to the many pilgrims travelling through the region to Compostela. Now Jean Lacugue is in charge and has a fine instinct in making his delicious wines.
Food Pairing Notes
This full-bodied red loves spice! Serve with Braised Lamb with Cumin and Cinnamon or Black Currant Lacquered Duck Breast with Mashed Yams.
Other Notes
Ageability: Drink now or keep until 2023.