Rosé- 2019 Domaine Milan 'VDF Haru', Provence, France, 13%
VDF Haru Rose Domaine Milan, Natural Wine, Organic Vineyards, Mourvedre & Cabernet Sauvignon.
It's deep in colour, but delicate and fresh, with strawberries & cream, tangy blueberry and savory herbaceousness. A completely different take on the cliche Provence Rose.
Henri Milan has always done thing his way, and broke away from the Baux de Provence AOC so as to have the freedom to produce the wines he wanted. The Domaine was started by Henri's father Robert in 1956, but it wasn't until Henri took over in the mid-80s that he converted to organic production.
Henri began to vinify the different sections of his vineyard separately and moved further towards natural production. He now grows a number of grape varieties including Grenache, Syrah, Grenache Blanc, Rolle, Roussanne and Chardonnay. The only chemical treatment used during the entire process of growth and vinification is a small amount of sulphur dioxide, which is added, on some rare occasions, during bottling. Fermentation always takes place naturally, with the grapes blended at the beginning of the process, rather than at the end. His wines have a wonderful purity and expression of terroir.