Domaine Milan Haru Rosé

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Winemaker: Henri & Theophile Milan

Appellation: Provence, France

Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre

For Théo's Haru Rosé, the Cabernet Sauvignon was pressed directly while the juice from the Mourvèdre was drained off after a short maceration.  The fermentation and the aging took place in cement vats.   All fermentation is done with the indigenous yeasts already present on the grapes, and only a homeopathic dose of sulfites were added at bottling.  Haru Rosé gives us a nose of fresh white flowers and red fruits that remind us of springtime (hence the name Haru, which is Japanese for spring). - F & R Wine Imports

Domaine Milan was created in 1956 by Robert Milan, Henri’s father. It was here that Henri planted his first vine at the age of eight. Back then, the land was devoted to conventional farming methods. This was one of the big changes that were heralded when Henri took over in 1986. The land had been spoiled by excessive synthetic chemical treatments during the 1970s and early 1980s, so it was at this point the younger Milan moved towards organic production.

The appellation of Vin De France does not allow producers to display the vintage of a wine on its label, which is why you will note Roman numerals on the bottle of Domaine Milan VDF instead. It could be said that this rebelliousness is typical of Henri Milan. He broke away from Baux De Provence AOC so that he could have more freedom to produce the wines he wanted to make.