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Chateau Milon, Cuvee Caprice Saint-Emilion, 2019

$19.99
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Alexia and Pierre Bouyer are seventh generation viticulturalists, tending these densely-planted vineyards that are believed to have been originally planted in the Middle Ages! The Caprice is 100% Merlot, vinified in concrete with punch downs and 2-3 weeks of post-fermentation maceration. It spends 6 months aging in barrel, delivering a plummy, earthy, delicious expression at an unbeatable price.

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What importer Polaner Selections has to say about this wine...

VARIETALS
Merlot
VARIETAL NOTES
100% Merlot
VINEYARD
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.
SOIL
Diverse array of soils dominated by sand, sandstone, clay, and gravel.
VITICULTURE
Densely planted at 6600-9000 vines per hectare. The Bouyers farm sustainably and rigorously includes debudding, leaf-thinning and green harvesting.
VINIFICATION
Cold macertation punch downs followed by a 2-3 post-fermentation maceration.
AGING
Aged 6 months in neutral French oak.

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Cabernet Franc , Merlot , Other Regional Grapes , Red Blend

  • Vintage

    2019

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Organic

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Medium Bodied

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