Milon Caprice Saint Emilion 2021

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Tasting Notes

Medium aromatics offering fresh and dried herbs, cigar box, dates and dried cherries. The palate is medium bodied with very rounded but quite there tannins. Fruits are purple to black --cherries, plums, and black currant skin with light toast, earth and tobacco.

WINE INFORMATION

In the capable hands of Alexia and Pierre Bouyer, the estates of Clos de la Cure and Château Milon represent seven generations of viticultural heritage. With the purchase of 4.5 additional hectares in 2008, situated on superb gravel terroir, the estate increased to 18 hectares.

A portion of the vines for Château Milon’s Cuvée Caprice are situated at the base of the Saint Christophe des Bardes slope and the rest lie on the gravel soils of Saint Sulpice. While the average vine age is 30 years, it is believed that vines were planted on the plateau in the Middle Ages. The vineyards are densely planted at 6600-9000 vines per hectare on a diverse array of soils dominated by sand, sandstone clay and gravel.

The Bouyer family farms ecologically with great respect for the Grand Cru terroir.  For this commitment, the estate has earned the demanding Haute Valeur Environnementale certification, one of the first in Saint Emilion to do so.

This Merlot is vinified in concrete tank with punch downs and 2-3 weeks of post-fermentation maceration.  It is then transferred to barrel for 6 months of aging.

Saint-Emilion is an important Right Bank Bordeaux appellation, producing more wine than any other Right Bank district.  The town itself is a tourist destination even for those who have no interest in wine.  Beginning as a series of caves cut into a cliff in the 8th century, it grew in importance during the Middle Ages and was part of the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Campostela.  Unlike the Left Bank region of Médoc, which is dominated by large estates, Saint-Emilion is largely a collection of small farmers and microchateaux.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Charcuterie, Duck, Grilled preparations, Hearty stew, Lamb, Mushrooms, Red Meat, Roasted Root Vegetables, Tomato Sauce, Wild Game

Color/Type:
Red
Origin:
France , Saint Emilion
Grape Varietal:
100% Merlot
Eco-friendly:
Sustainable
Price:
$21.00 each
  bottle(s)