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Domaine La Milliere Earl.

Quartier Cabrieres - Le Gres, 84100 Orange

Telephone +33 4 90345306
Fax +33 4 90348557

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ProWein 2017 hall map (Hall 11): stand H09

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ProWein 2017 fairground map: Hall 11

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.07  OTHER WINES
  • 01.07.05  Ecological Wines

Ecological Wines

Our products

Product category: Côtes du Rhône

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red – Vieilles Vignes 2012 – 2013 – 2014

Born from the alliance of 5 grape varieties: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Counoise, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Vieilles Vignes (made with grapes from old vines) is our main wine. The vineyards for it encircle the estate buildings, running over the slopes and terraces of Les Cabrières, in the northern part of the appellation area. Surrounded by pine, green oak, almond trees and the scents rising from Garrigue heathland, the vines play over a variety of soils that are typical of the wealth of Châteauneuf-du-Pape terroir: big river-rolled pebbles mixed with brown clay –Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s famous ‘galets’! – and blond sand. A true mosaic of terroirs which, once combined, gives our Châteauneuf-du-Pape distinctive typicity and complexity.

Combining finesse and elegance, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Cuvée Vieilles Vignes by La Millière embodies the excellence of its terroir. With its great cellaring potential, this wine needs to wait 4 to 5 years before it unveils the complexity of its aromas and flavours.

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Product category: Côtes du Rhône

Châteauneuf-du-Pape White 2012 – 2013 – 2014

The only white wine in our range, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc by La Millière is what you might call a rarity, with a maximum of 3 000 bottles being crafted a year.
It is made up of 4 grape varieties: Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc and Roussanne.
The alliance of Grenache Blanc and Clairette gives our White Châteauneuf-du-Pape fruity and floral aromas and flavours, finesse and an excellent aptitude for ageing. The much livelier Bourboulenc gives the wine freshness and elegance, while Roussanne contributes generous aromas and great fullness.
The epitome of finesse, our Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc is surprising in its freshness and the wealth of its palette of aromas and flavours. Seductive from its first youth, this wine makes an ideal aperitif or partner to a wide variety of dishes. Its excellent capacity to age will delight any gourmet who, after a few years’ patience, will discover the elegance of its complex aromas that include honey and dried fruit.

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Product category: Côtes du Rhône

Bouteille de Côtes du Rhône Côtes du Rhône Rosé « Miss Rose » 2015

Coming from “Le Grès”, our “Miss rose” Rosé Côtes du Rhône has its origins in particularly well-drained stony soil with a clay and sand mix, giving the wine finesse and elegance. Hand-picked then sorted on the plots, Grenache Noir are the only grape that goes into our rosé.
Presented in a seductive bottle with a contemporary line and clothed in a stylish label that highlights finesse and lightness, “Miss Rose”, dons a lovely pale pink robe, happy to set herself apart from traditional rosé Côtes du Rhône. A tasty, lip-smacking treat with its bouquet of fruit and flowers, “Miss Rose” isn’t just a summer wine! Grenache’s exceptional capacity to age means that “Miss Rose” can join you at table throughout the year!

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About us

Company details

A family history

Though the origins of the name of our estate remain uncertain – Millière could come from “miliaire” the word for milestone in Roman times – , one thing that is sure is that its viticultural vocation is closely linked to the history of the Arnaud family.
It was in the 1940s that Fernand Arnaud, already the son and grandson of winemakers and Michel’s grandfather, bought La Millière. At that time on the estate, vineyards were side by side with fruit orchards including cherries and apples.
Aimé, Fernand’s son, very quickly fell under the charm of this land and, at barely 14, 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. From a very young age, Michel naturally inherited this passion for this land of vines and wine.

Choosing the vines and his terroir over children’s games of his age, Michel came very young to tending the vineyards and crafting wine. His favourite free time activity was to roam his terroir, getting to know and understand each separate plot. The alchemy between Michel and his wine-lands came about very quickly. For him, his vocation was laid out: he would be a vinegrower-winemaker.

Once he had passed his vine and wine diploma, and after having spent a number of years working with his father and grandfather, Michel took over La Millière in 1983, making him the 5th generation of Arnaud vinegrower-winemakers.

Since then, and in the name of the passion for wine that is his inheritance, Michel has continued to exactingly apply the knowledge handed down to him by his parents and grandparents. In his footsteps comes Vincent, his elder son, who has just joined the estate. He continues the family history that has been at the heart of La Millière for many decades into the 6th generation.

Our Philosophy

“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

For several years now, tending the vines organically – today certified – has been the only tending method we consider appropriate; in addition we use a biodynamic approach both for our different terroirs and in the vinification of our wine.

For work in our vineyards, the priority is given to manual over mechanical; this includes a manual harvest, thinning, grassing and tilling etc. In order to preserve our environment, we actively manage our biodiversity, carrying out a full inventory of flora and fauna on our estate in 2013. Planting fruit trees encourages pollination, we also ensure that the population of the wild, nectar bearing wild flowers that bees prefer remains stable. This – as well as setting up bee hives on our estate -contributes to the natural balance of our environment

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