Domaine la Milliere Vieilles Vignes Chateauneuf du Pape 2015  - Last Bottle

Domaine la Milliere Vieilles Vignes Chateauneuf du Pape 2015

!! The eagle has landed! Holy WOW! Heaven-sent Chateauneuf-du-Pape from the MASTERS at Domaine La Milliere at a head-snapping, load-up-the-trunk price! Unbelievable! Just landed from France! 2015 vintage Chateauneuf (a great one) + ooooooold vines + 93 POINTS + our SICK price = nirvana. Get it before we run out!

My wines are the purest expression of the land of my birth. They show the power of the terroirs here, the elegance of old vines and the personality of its unique environment.” – Michel Arnaud

You can read all about La Milliere on our blog, but suffice it to say this fifth-generation winery makes one of the most respected Chateauneufs among savvy Southern Rhone drinkers; with its emphasis on biodiversity, terroir, and pure expression of the (VERY!!) old vines they tend. In this spectacular vintage we have a POWERFUL, intense and concentrated bottle of greatness just exploding with essence of kirsch and raspberry, perfume, nutmeg, licorice whips and earth, with deeply satisfying sweet herbs and good mouth-grip (we just made that up, but it works). Not a heavy wine, but young and powerful and fantastic. Keep it around for a decade, too!! Stunning price, people, please don’t miss this classic!!

In addition to the charm of the estate’s natural environment, it is also known for the nobility of its old vines. The oldest of them were planted between 1891 and 1920! Knotted and twisted, tempered by time, these “old ladies” continue to proudly bear their precious bunches of Grenache grapes, which are the emblematic variety of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and the “spirit” of the wines.

Technical Details

Country: France
Region: Rhone Valley
Appellation: Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Blend: 60% Grenache Noir (Vineyard planted between 1891 and 1920) - 10% Syrah - 10% Mourvèdre - 10% Cinsault – 10% Counoise
Vineyard: Sloping vineyard, located in the area of Cabrieres, north of Chateauneuf-du-Pape Appelation Controlee
Aging/Cooperage: Exclusively hand-picked, hand-selected and de-stemmed grapes. 20 to 25 days of fermentation. Aged in vats, and then in wooden tuns from June during one year. Bottled after 2 or 3 years
Alcohol: 14.50%

About The Producer

It was in the 1940s that Fernand Arnaud bought La Millière. At that time on the estate, vineyards were side by side with fruit orchards.

At the age of 14, Aimé, Fernand’s son, decided to devote his life to vines and wine. Over time, Aimé, aided by his father’s advice, transformed La Millière, making the estate fully viticultural. For him, his vocation was laid out: he would be a vinegrower-winemaker.

Michel, Aimé's son, took over La Millière in 1983, making him the 5th generation of Arnaud vinegrower-winemakers. Since then, Michel has continued to apply the knowledge handed down to him by his parents and grandparents. In his footsteps comes Vincent, his eldest son, who has just joined the estate. He continues the family history that has been at the heart of La Millière for many decades.

Pairing Suggestions

Pairs well with lamb chops!

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