Domaine Milan, biodynamic wines from Provence
Domaine Milan is a winery in Provence, based in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, in a mountainous area. The estate was bought in 1956 by Robert Milan, father of the current owner Henri, who took over the reins in 1986. Today the Domaine has about 17 hectares of vineyards that enjoy very favourable conditions for the growth of the vineyard such as the proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, a good microclimate and marly soil rich in calcareous dextrites.
The main varieties grown are Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc and Granache Noir, Sirah, Mourvedre and other typical varieties. In '96, Henry met two people whose influence would be fundamental for his work in the company: Claude Bourguignon, an expert agronomist and Claude Courtois, a well-known and important winemaker, both followers of natural principles for wine production. After espousing these sustainable ideologies, Henry decided to voluntarily leave the A.O.C. Baux-de-Provence and started to produce completely biodynamic wines. Both in the vineyard and in the cellar, the principles of biodynamic agriculture are followed.
Henri Milan's philosophy is in fact based on respect for the surrounding environment, in the search for a balance between man and nature. "Making wine is not a technique, it is an accompaniment of what the vineyard gives us. She gives us a fruit and we transform it into a piece of eternity. No machine, no process, no addition is essential." Domaine Milan's bottles are unique and structured wines, authentic and territorial.