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Vignobles Bonfils - Château Millegrand - Fût

VIGNOBLES BONFILS

Vignobles Bonfils - Château Millegrand - Fût - GRAPES VARIETIES
Syrah 70%, Grenache 20% Carignan 10%

APPELLATION
AOP Minervois
Red

SOILS
Gravelly plateau with clay hillocks 

With its 200 hectares, Château de Millegrand is one of the largest wine domains in the Languedoc. It stretches the length of the Canal du Midi in the commune of Trèbes in the department of Aude. It was given to the Abbey of Lagrasse in the 12th century and belonged to the clergy up until 2003 when the Bonfils family acquired it following an agreement with the Bishop of Carcassonne.
TERROIR
Comprised of a hamlet just above the Canal du Midi, the property is shared across a gravelly plateau with clay hillocks which produces AOC Minervois an alluvial plain which produces Vins de Pays.

VINIFICATION
The grapes are hand picked during the harvest. The stems are removed and the grapes are crushed before being placed in the cuves where they shall macerate for 20 days. The fermentation step lasts approximately 14 days and is done under temperature control (always under 28°). Maceration on the lees lasts for up to 5 weeks for the Carignan and the Shiraz. The cap which forms on the top of the cuve is punched with the juice which is taken from underneath to do so. This helps extractthe best of the grapes without spoiling the softness of the tannins. The malolactic fermentation is done in the cuves or in oak barrels, depending on the grape variety. The final blending is done with the wines aged in cuves and the wines which have spent 12 months ageing in oak barrels. 

TASTING NOTES
Magnificient deep red colour with delicate copper tints. The nose is bursting with aromas of ripe fruit, under- wood. In the mouth, the notes of wood are delicate and go perfectly with the freshness of this wine. 

SOMMELIER’S ADVICE
Wine & Food pairing: honey glazed lamb squares, sweet potato purée, a variety of cheese platters.
Serving temperature: 16-18°C
Aging potential : 5 years

Description

GRAPES VARIETIES Syrah 70%, Grenache 20% Carignan 10% APPELLATION AOP Minervois Red SOILS Gravelly plateau with clay hillocks With its 200 hectares, Château de Millegrand is one of the largest wine domains in the Languedoc. It stretches the length of the Canal du Midi in the commune of Trèbes in the department of Aude. It was given to the Abbey of Lagrasse in the 12th century and belonged to the clergy up until 2003 when the Bonfils family acquired it following an agreement with the Bishop of Carcassonne. TERROIR Comprised of a hamlet just above the Canal du Midi, the property is shared across a gravelly plateau with clay hillocks which produces AOC Minervois an alluvial plain which produces Vins de Pays. VINIFICATION The grapes are hand picked during the harvest. The stems are removed and the grapes are crushed before being placed in the cuves where they shall macerate for 20 days. The fermentation step lasts approximately 14 days and is done under temperature control (always under 28°). Maceration on the lees lasts for up to 5 weeks for the Carignan and the Shiraz. The cap which forms on the top of the cuve is punched with the juice which is taken from underneath to do so. This helps extractthe best of the grapes without spoiling the softness of the tannins. The malolactic fermentation is done in the cuves or in oak barrels, depending on the grape variety. The final blending is done with the wines aged in cuves and the wines which have spent 12 months ageing in oak barrels. TASTING NOTES Magnificient deep red colour with delicate copper tints. The nose is bursting with aromas of ripe fruit, under- wood. In the mouth, the notes of wood are delicate and go perfectly with the freshness of this wine. SOMMELIER’S ADVICE Wine & Food pairing: honey glazed lamb squares, sweet potato purée, a variety of cheese platters. Serving temperature: 16-18°C Aging potential : 5 years

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  • 3 A 095

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Creator of wines and emotions, Vignobles Bonfils has been passing on the soul of the land for 6 generations. Their castles of character combine vineyards and luxury hotels to make you discover their exceptional terroirs during an oenological escape on the roads of the South of France.

Family and independent since 1870, committed to environmental protection, they preserve the integrity of each of their listed natural sites. Since the end of 2019, all their estates, i.e. 1600 hectares of vines, have been labelled HVE (High Environmental Value). HVE certification attests to environmental excellence as reflected by the achievement of performance thresholds (performance obligations) in four areas, in terms of : biodiversity (presence of agro-ecological infrastructures on the farm such as hedges, grass strips, groves, etc.), phytosanitary strategy, fertiliser management, irrigation management.

It is with precision and care that the winegrowers and oenologists at Vignobles Bonfils refine their approach: plot monitoring, management of adjusted needs, environmentally friendly practices, controlled yields, optimised harvest dates and times. This is how the greatest terroirs are born, blessed with centuries of care and attention.

A single goal : to produce quality wines offering the best of their terroir ! This is how the wines of Vignobles Bonfils are rewarded each year with a hundred medals and scores from the greatest international competitions.

The 17 Estates & Castles of the Vignobles Bonfils are spread over the Languedoc Roussillon, South of France, including one in the Bordeaux region. They offer more than 250 cuvees in prestigious appellations such as : Côtes du Roussillon, Corbières, La Clape, Languedoc, Minervois, Muscat de Rivesaltes, Bordeaux Supérieur, ...

"Without Man, the terroir is only hope. "Laurent Bonfils

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