Le Vallon Domaine Milan, Natural Wine, Organic Vineyards, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Milan the Magician! Le Vallon is pure Provence, aromas of Herbs de Provence and ,garrigue, mingle with soft ripe fruit and a mineral edge. Henri Milan makes delicious wines that need a little time in bottle to start to fully express themselves. Le Vallon 2009 is a blend of a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Cinsault. Yields are low at 45 hl/h. The grapes are harvested and put in vats without being de-stemmed for a short maceration. The fermentation takes place without any added yeasts, only the ones which are present on the grape skins. Also, the different grape varieties are blended together at the beginning and not at the end with fermented and aged juices like others winemakers would do. It is now drinking very well and has great balance and minerality to match the structure of the wine and flavour profile. Delicious wine for grilled meat and hearty earthy cheeses. In fact, it goes with everything, Milan is the Burgundy of Provence, hence the bottle shape, no more clearly expressed than in this wine.
|Production Method||Natural, Organic|
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Wine Style||Medium bodied|
|Terroir||blue marls, calcareous screes, clay|
|Maturation||12 months in old oak barrels of 225 and 350 litres|
|Annual Production||10 - 20,000 bottles|
|Ageing Potential||another 10 years at least|