Henri Milan is a rebellious character; he calls himself a “right-wing anarchist” and broke away from the appellation Baux-de-Provence AOC in 2007 to retain the freedom to produce the wines he wanted to make, in the way he wanted to make them. In the winery he uses no additions or chemical treatments, except a very small amount of sulphur dioxide in the bottle, but the wines are unfined and unfiltered. Before he took over the family domaine, Milan had several formative conversations which would influence his winegrowing choices, notably with soil researcher and agribiologist Claude Bourguignon who educated him about organic conversion in the vineyard. Henri has passed his astute critical mind on to his son Théophile, who manages the commercial side of the business.
About the cuvée
The cuvée Domaine Henri Milan was renamed Le Vallon in 2007. Raised in old barrels for one year, it is a blend of Grenache noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. It has aromas of wild strawberries, violet, tobacco and leather. On the palate, elegance and fruitness abound, with a pleasant level of acidity; the finish is long and incredibly fruity.
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