The Milhade family has for four generations made wine on the right bank of Bordeaux. Xavier Milhade, overseeing his family’s properties of Château Recougne and Château Boutisse, has passed his winemaking talent to his son, Marc. Château Recougne has produced wine for more than 400 years. Its name is said to have come from King Henri IV in the early 17th century, in “recognition” of the quality of its wine.
The Château Recougne Rouge is made from a cuvée of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Fermentation takes place in traditional cement vats followed by 15 months aging in large vessels (no oak barrel) before bottling with minimal filtration.