Domaine la Millière

Michel Arnaud
Quartier Cabrieres, Le Gres, 84100 Orange
Tel. +33 490 345 306
GPS : N 44°09'54" E 4°81'42"
Direct sale: Monday - Saturday 9.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00
Mail: la-milliere.arnaud@wanadoo.fr
Web: http://www.la-milliere.fr

In the 1940s the property was purchased by the grandfather of Michel, Fernand Arnaud.
Michel Arnaud has been in charge at the property since 1983, when he took over from his father Aimé Arnaud. 

Domænet kom i familiens besiddelse i 1940-erne, da ejendommen blev købt af Michel Arnauds bedstefar. På dette tidspunkt blev der ud over vin også produceret kirsebær og æbler. Michels far Aimé drev ejendommen indtil 1983 og gjorde vin til eneafgrøde. I 1983 overtog Michel ejendommen. Hans ældste søn Vincent har afsluttet sin ønologiske uddannelse fra universitet i Montpellier og arbejder nu sammen med faderen.
If you visit the domain you can also meet Michel's sister Annie og maybe his
co-habitant Irene Bonnot.

The total area with vines is 27 ha. 15 ha. is Chateauneuf du Pape, situated near the domain at lieu-dit Cabrières, 8 ha. are Cotes du Rhone Village or Cotes du Rhone and 4 ha. are IGP.
The soil of the vineyards for Chateauneuf du Pape are varying even if they are situated near each other: Slopes or terrasses covered with big stones or with lime stones, some plots are with clay and other plots more sandy. 
Since 2014 the vineyards have been certified agriculture biologique.

All the Wines (except those of IGP) are called Vieilles Vignes, and this is reasonable as 95% of the vines are quite old - also those in the fields of Cotes du Rhone. Despite the age of the vines all grapes are de-stemmed but  except fot that the wines are made in a traditional way in a traditional cellar

The wines:

Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Vieilles Vignes 
2013: 60% Grenache,10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Cinsault and 10% Counoise.  Fermentation and then at first maturing in cement tank for 9 months and then in foudres for 12 months.

Chateauneuf du Pape La Bessade
2012: 100% Grenache. Aged for 15 months in demi-muids.
Fra et plot midt i domænets vinmarker hvor Michels barndomdshjem, kaldt Le Bassade, var beliggende, og hvorfra Michaels far og bedstefar vinificerede en separat cuvée. Første årgang 2012. Bør gemmes 5 år.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Vieilles Vignes
2013: 35% Grenache Blanc, 35% Bourboulenc 20% Clairette and 10% Roussanne. Production only around 3.000 bottles.

Cotes du Rhone Village Vieilles Vignes
2014: 80% Grenache (100-years-old) and 20% Syrah.
From 1 ha. at Lieu-dit Maucoil.
Clay and sand with many stones.

Cotes du Rhone Vieilles Vignes
2014: 85% Grenache  (100-years-old), 10% Syrah (50-years) and 5% Mourvedre.
From 7 ha. in Le Gres

Cotes du Rhone Rosé Miss Rosé
2014: 100% Grenache

IGP Vaucluse
Syrah and Merlot
The parcel is next to his Cotes du Rhone vineyard.


Michel Arnaud and his co-habitant Irene Bonnot by Chateauneuf du Pape tasting in Avignon March 2013


Michel Arnaud's son Vincent and his sister Annie at Les Printemps April 2011


From the cellar 2005

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