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


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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