Théophile Milan has slowly been taking over this celebrated estate from his well-admired papa Henri – pioneer of sulphite-free wine in Provence and friend of Claude Courtois. The meeting of these two men 20 years ago would change Henri’s vision of wine. Domaine Milan is today a magnificent estate situated in the Alpilles mountains in the commune of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Henri was quick to understand that wine isn’t just about technique, but about helping the vine to express itself, and that no machine, process or additive was indispensable to achieve that. The estate boasts multiple cuvées, with little or no sulphur, all from beautiful parcels of vines, grown where the Alpilles mountains turn to soils of blue marl... Drink Milan and die happy.
A cuvée concocted by S(ébastien) X(avier). A rich, profound wine, with notes of black fruit, coffee and cacao... Palate: as always, there is considerable freshness – the calling card of the estate. A bottle that’s terribly easy to drink, and too quickly finished. A delight!
A vin nouveau primeur wine from the south! An aromatic nose with notes of black fruits, and a palate so fluid, the wine goes down by itself! A little indulgence to be uncorked among friends, if you can wait for them!
A powerful nose with notes of dark fruits and a beautiful minerality. Palate: this has very silky tannins, high acidity balanced with ripe fruit due to the climatic conditions of the vintage and also the region. Possibly one of the best vintages since 2007.