Domaine Henri Milan, 'Le Vallon' 2020
Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah doing their respective things here. Henri Milan belongs in the same sphere as those other Southern French geniuses, Gramenon and Pfifferling. A wine of immense purity and sense of place. You're transported to the garrigue filled slopes of the Mediterranean, no bad place. Luscious fruit carries this along. Pedigree to mature, but it's pretty bloody tasty from the off.
Producer: Domaine Henri Milan
Region/Country: Provence, France
Grape/s: Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah
Production Method: Organic/Biodynamic viticulture. Hand harvesting. Varieties are co-fermented with wild yeast in tank, before being matured in old oak for 12 months. Bottled without filtration, fining or SO2 addition.
Style: Sweet fruited, herbal, meaty and a bit wild. Drink chilled.