Henri Milan MGO Rouge

I picked this up at a Living Wines tasting mid 2015 and loved its immediate drinkability. The story of the wine best comes from Living Wines website:

“The letters MGO stand for Milan Grand Ordinaire which is a humorous allusion to the Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire appellation that has recently been discontinued. This wine came about as a result of the chalk being rubbed off a number of barrels in his cellar so he couldn’t tell whether the barrels were from the 2009 or the 2011 vintage of his Le Vallon wines. He also had a couple of extra barrels of Grenache that he needed to bottle.”

Henri Milan, MGO Rouge, St Remy de Provence, France, NV

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Wild ferment, no chemicals. Cork. The grapes are Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre, Cinsault and Cabernet Sauvignon. Has a bit of “rustic French” on the nose. Fleshy and fruitily flavoured with cherries and plenty of strawberry jam, choc/nut and a bit of blood and funk.
Palate is wickedly juicy with natural acidity, darker black cherry and still keeping it light. A whiff of herbs & just the right amount of tannin to make it interesting. Matched this on a rare weekend away with Mrs Drew and dinner of a jalapeño bagel, roasted mushroom & capsicum “burger.”

RRP: can’t remember.
Alc: 13.5%

Wine purchased from Living Wines

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