Henri Milan Reynard RebelsTabula Rasa
This is a blending of two different vintages - 2017's Merlot and Carignan, and the 2018 Carignan. Spicy & mineral nose, with an extremely soft and fruit-forward palate. Ripe strawberry and cherry, bright acidity and a bit of tannin.
Founded in the 1950s by Henri’s father, Robert Milan, the estate is located along the small but famous (for its cameo as THE mountains in Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”!) chain of mountains in Provençe known as the Alpilles, in the picturesque holiday town of St. Remy de Provence. The first grapevines were planted in 1958, the year after their estate’s purchase on the advice of Robert’s stepfather, René Tramier. The estate was converted to organic principles when Robert’s son – Henri – took over the main grape-growing work in the late ‘80s, making them trailblazers for moving toward ‘natural’ wine in Provençe, a region whose production’s reputation has been dominated for some time by the ocean of salmon-hued, insipid & industrial rosé.