Papillon Rouge Milan, 0 Sulphur, Grenache, Natural, Raw wine! Sans soufre ajoute rouge is like tasting wine straight from the vat. At lunch during the harvest, we opened a few bottles with an assiette de charcuterie et fromage and gosh it was is hard to go back to picking grapes after that. The wine is so easy to drink, so fluid and relaxed, the acidity is so refreshing and the flavours so natural, wild rosemary, herbes de provence shine through the red berry fruit. The tannins provide much needed structure and a savoury edge. There is no added sulphur at all, even at bottling so the final wine has around 8-15 parts per million from fermentation, about as low as it can be. This is a must try, great wine that shows the best way is the natural way!
|Cinsault, Grenache, Nielluccio, Syrah/Shiraz
|Clay and limestone on blue marl soil
|Approx 12 months in concrete vats
|10 - 20,000 bottles
|Drink within 5 years of the vintage
|Light Dishes and Salads, Poultry, Red Meat