Located in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence – a small town famous for having been depicted by painter Vincent Van Gogh – North of the Alpilles mountains, Domaine Milan was created in 1956 by Robert Milan. In 1996 the estate started practicing biodynamically, and in 2000 their first wine without added sulfites was produced. Today the estate is run by Robert’s grandson, Theophile.
Luna, the white russell jack which means the moon, and Gaia the black Labrador which means the Earth; the duality of things like black and white, the ying in the yang, the moon and the earth.” This is a blend of Vermentino and Roussanne from vines grown on a blue-clay soil very similar to the famed Chateau Rayas estate in Chateauneuf du Pape. It sees 20 days of skin contact , rests in concrete and neutral barrels, and only 20 ppm of sulfur is added before bottling.
One of the best French orange wines we’ve ever had, it’s quite the dense and rich orange wine, the tannins display quite a bit of grip, but the fruit concentration also struts its stuff with apricot and peach, with hints of chamomile and orange blossom. Perfect with poached lobster or a vegan bolognese.