Origin: It seems that the word “Millande”attests to the fact that there was millet grown here.
Terroir: The vineyard faces east-southeast at altitudes between 220 to 260m (720 to 850 feet), with soils of limestone, marl, gravel and red-silt. Here there are large round stones called “têtes de loups”, wolf heads. The Millandes parcel is just below Clos-Saint-Denis, at the entrance of the village.
Viticulture, vinification, barrel aging: From the vineyard to the winery, each operation is adapted to the vintage to make the best wines possible and to fully express the parcels’ terroir. 33% of new oak barrels are used for the aging process.
Color: ruby to garnet.
Nose: dominant red fruits with aromas of raspberries and Morello cherries.
Very present tannins that are well balanced with the fruit and acidity. This is a powerful, mineral, spicy, structured winewith a lot of body.
This wine pairs wonderfully with light meat dishes.
The best vintages are ideally aged from 5 to 7 years to fully appreciate the wine.