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Saint-Chinian: Château Milhau-Lacugue 'Les Curées' 2008

A fully mature blend of Syrah & Grenache that is named after the hill on which the (30 year-old) vines are planted - a rare find, indeed.
Bottle
£19.95
Bottle (Case)
£239.40
Tasting Notes
Vines have flourished here since Roman times and the site of the Château was a resting place on the medieval pilgrim's route of St Jacques de Compostela.

Jean Lacugue farms the family 120 hectare estate, half of which is under vine.
About this wine
Style Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Languedoc, Saint-Chinian
Grape Variety (Cépage) Grenache Noir, Syrah
Food & Wine Matching Casserole, Duck, Pheasant and Game
Vintage 2008
Cellarage Drink 2018-2022.
Vinification The Syrah and Grenache grapes are de-stemmed prior to a separate, long (4-5 week) maceration, during which the wines are racked and pumped back over the cap to extract colour, flavor, aromas and tannins. The two varietals are then assembled and the finished wine is matured in tanks and large oak barrels for 18 months prior to bottling.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 15
Producer

Jean Lacugue

One of our most exciting recent wine discoveries has been the Saint-Chinian made by Jean Lacugue at his Château Milhau-Lacugue, 12 kilometres West of Béziers, at Puisserguier. Jean has 100 hectares of vines which are south-east facing on limestone hills surrounded by olive groves. Terrific light levels and a long, sunny growing season ensure phenolic ripeness at the time of harvesting for this up-and-coming estate in a seriously underrated and therefore great value appellation.

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