Boutisse | Chateau
The D.Milhade & Sons company was founded in 1938 by Damase Milhade who built up and brought out a wine trade business in Galgon. The company, named today Ets. Milhade S.A., markets all the appellations from the Bordelais vineyard with a predominant position in the Libournais vintages. They distribute exclusively the Milhades property wines - Château Boutisse - Saint Emilion Grand Cru - Château Lyonnat - Lussac Saint-Emilion - Château Sergant - Lalande de Pomerol - Château Recougne - Bordeaux Supérieur.
Purchased in 1996, Chateau Boutisse is the most prestigious of their estates. It is relatively large for Saint-Emilion with 23 hectares, mainly planted with Merlot. Huge investments have been poured into the vineyards since 1996 with several parcels of vines being completely replanted. When the soil was ripped and prepared for planting, large chunks of the recherché limestone were visible under the chalky clay topsoil. Furthermore, certain parcels have excellent southern exposure whilst others are planted on gentle slopes.