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24 September 2015 News

An article in today’s Drink Business talks about how the Milhades are bringing back the lost Carmenère grape variety. Below is an excerpt! Click here to read the full article.

Duo Bringing Carmenere back to Bordeaux

“A pair of young winemakers in Bordeaux are putting their faith in Carmenère, bringing the variety, which has all but disappeared in France, back to its birthplace.

Marc and Elodie Milhade, the bother and sister duo at Château Recougne near Libourne on the Right Bank planted two hectares of Carmenère at the 100-hectare estate in 2000 but are keen to increase plantings due to a positive reception towards the wine, which they believe helps them to stand out.

Using French clones, the pair only make Carmenère in exceptional years as the variety is notoriously tricky to ripen.”