The Bonfils family are best known for their award winning Minervois, but at the cooler Luch domaine they also excel with Pinot Noir. Using mature vine Pinot Noir, they have brought out all the charm of this grape’s silky berry fruit and spice.
We’ve been working with the highly awarded Bonfils family at Château Millegrand in Minervois for over a decade. Not only are the wines outstanding, they’ve totted up numerous top awards. This is, however, a fabulous Pinot Noir from another of their fine estates, Domaine Luch. There they employ Ivo Hasler, a winemaker with experience gained on five continents, but dedicated to the Languedoc for 15 years now. For this wine he chose grapes from mature 25 year old vines, handling the fruit with particular care, with a small portion barrel aged for a little extra complexity. All to ensure a gentle, elegant red with lovely silky fruit and a minimum of rounded tannins. Supple enough for solo drinking, or enjoy with chicken or mushroom risotto.
"We loved this wine, as it was well rounded and full of flavour. A very nice Pinot"