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Georges Duboeuf Creates Special Bottle for New Wine

Dana Nigro
Posted: August 6, 1999

French negociant Georges Duboeuf is releasing a new red wine from the Pays d'Oc, in southern France's Midi region, that is packaged in a striking bottle created specifically for the blend.

Milenage 1998 is an oak-aged blend of three grape varieties: 60 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 30 percent Merlot and 10 percent Syrah. Duboeuf and his winemaking team selected 14 different wines from the 1998 vintage, which was exceptional in the Pays d'Oc, for the development of the final blend.

"The name Milenage invokes thoughts of our history and time that has passed, as well as the upcoming millennium," said Duboeuf. To make the wine stand out, the negociant firm created a special bottle with a molded base intended to reflect the slopes of vineyards. It is decorated with Duboeuf's favorite motif -- wildflowers. Milenage 1998, which will be available nationally in October, will sell for about $9.

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