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


The 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

The wines:

Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Vieilles Vignes 
2015: Grenache, Syrah,  Mourvedre, Cinsault, Counoise. 
Matured for 9 months in concrete, and them in old foudres for 12  months.

Chateauneuf du 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 here. 
Debut 2012. Keep for a while.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Vieilles Vignes
2015: Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Clairette, Roussanne.

Cotes du Rhone Village Vieilles Vignes
2016: 80% Grenache (100 år gamle) og 20% Syrah.
From 1 ha at Lieu-dit Maucoil. 

Cotes du Rhone Vieilles Vignes
2016: 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.

IGP Vaucluse
2014: Syrah and Merlot,

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

Vincent Arnaud 2016

From the cellar 2005

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