|Domaine la Millière
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
domain came into the family's possession in the 1940s when the
property was purchased by Michel Arnaud's ancestors. At
this time, in addition to wine, cherries and apples were also
produced. Michael's father Aimé ran the
property until 1983 and made wine for sole crop.
In 1983, Michel took over the property. His
eldest son Vincent has completed his oenological education from
the University of Montpellier and is now working with his father -
as the 6th generation on the domain
During a visit, you can also meet Michael's sister
Annie, or his cohabitant Irene Bonno
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
Pape Cuvée Vieilles Vignes
2015: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Counoise.
Matured for 9 months in concrete, and them in old foudres for
Pape La Bessade
2015: 100% Grenache. Aged for 15 month in demi-muids.
From a plot in the middle of the vinyards (Michel's birthplace)
named Le Bessade. Michael's father and grandfahter made a wine from
Debut 2012. Keep for a while.
Pape Blanc Vieilles Vignes
2015: Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Clairette,
Cotes du Rhone Village
2016: 80% Grenache (100 år gamle) og 20% Syrah.
From 1 ha at Lieu-dit Maucoil.
Cotes du Rhone Vieilles Vignes
85% Grenache (100 år gamle), 10% Syrah (50 år) og 5% Mourvedre.
Frrom 7 ha at Le Gres.
Cotes du Rhone Rosé Miss Rosé
2016: 100% Grenache.
2014: Syrah and Merlot,