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Monday, February 10, 2014

History of Whom You Know: Whom You Know Celebrates Our Fifth Birthday with Chateau du Trignon Muscat Beaumes de Venise Imported by David Milligan Selections #3 in the Hit Parade of Five Fine French Wines for Five Fantastic Years!

Chateau du Trignon
The wine estate of Chateau du Trignon was acquired in 1895 by Joseph Roux. In 2006 his descendant, Pascal Roux, a passionate winemaker, who had kept the quality of the wine at the highest levels, sold the vineyard to esteemed Rhone Valley winemaker, Jerome Quiot, who also owns and runs Domaine du Vieux Lazaret in Chateauneuf du Pape and Domaine Houchart in Provence. The wines are made from 150 acres of vines in Six villages: Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Rasteau, Sablet, Plan de Dieu and Beaumes de Venise.  Wines with such an illustrious history taste that much better, and they make our 5th Anniversary more commemorative.  As you know we love History-get excited for our new reviews upcoming with the History Channel!
To celebrate the 3rd year we introduce a bright, tasteful 
Muscat Beaumes de Venise.  
Bursting with aromas of honeysuckle and peaches. One of the lighter, more elegant dessert wines. 
Each sip is a celebration!
Grape Varietals: 100% Muscat Petite Grain
Vine Age: 50 years

Appellation: Beaumes de Venise 

Soils: Clay and Limestone

Yield: 20 to 25 hl/ha

Planted area: 2 hectares

Vinification: 100% hand harvested. Same vinification as for dry white wines but the must is melt with 95° alcohol. Residual sugar =110g/l minimum and 15% alcohol.

Alex says on Facebook: My father started this delightful company back in 1995. Since then we have striven to bring you delicious, affordable, terroir driven wines.

David Milligan founded David Milligan Selections in 1995 with the objective of finding great wines from top estates and creating exceptional values for the consumer. 

This has been achieved by creating a low overhead operation selling directly on behalf of the estates to importing wholesalers around the country and thus eliminating the National Importer mark up. 

Drawing on his many years of experience in the United States and in Europe where he was wine buyer for one of the largest wine companies, he has assembled a range of important estates in the main regions of France. 

In selecting these wines he agrees with the consumer preference for clean, well made wines with emphasis on the natural fruit. He believes that this allows the true character of the soil in each region to express itself. Experts agree that his selections are classic expressions of each appellation. In 2006 he was joined by his son Alexander who spent two years working at Sherry-Lehmann, the prestigious New York retailer.

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