Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a region cemented among the most famous wine producing areas in France, the greatest reds from Chateauneuf sit comfortably alongside the best Bordeaux and Burgundy in the world today.
Wine grape growing in the region of Chateauneuf-du-Pape dates back to Roman times, however when Pope Clement V moved the Papacy to Avignon in 1306 wine growing received a boost and the wine industry flourished in the region until the Phylloxera epidemic which struck the region in around 1866.
Domaine La Milliere is a small producer based halfway between the towns of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Orange in the south of France. Representing 5 generations of growers in the region, this family operation farms some of the oldest vines in the region, averaging between 80-100 years old, and the oldest dating all the way back to 1891.
Domaine La Milliere represents traditional Chateauneuf-du-Pape with their vineyards certified organic and farmed biodynamically. With an emphasis on biodiversity these old vineyards are naturally balanced. The winemaking is just as traditonal with the winery nestled in the old part of the estates cellar. Long extended maturations are used to allow these Chateauneuf-du-Pape to reach their full potential when released. Domaine La Milliere also produces a very small amount of Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc in exceptional vintages of old vines.
The Oak Barrel is proud to represent Domaine La Milliere in Australia and on Wednesday 23 June we are excited to showcase this estate in the Oak Barrel's tasting room with an intimate and in-depth tasting across the range of Chateauneuf-du-Pape wines from the Domaine. Including two vintages of the rare Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc.
Domaine La Milliere Cotes du Rhone Vielles Vignes 2019
Domaine La Milliere Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2018
Domaine La Milliere Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2019
Domaine La Milliere Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Vielles Vignes 2015
Domaine La Milliere Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Vielles Vignes 2016
Domaine La Milliere Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Vielles Vignes 2018
Domaine La Milliere Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge La Bessade 2015
Domaine La Milliere Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge La Bessade 2016
WHAT: Domaine La Milliere Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tasting
WHERE: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St, Sydney, 2000
WHEN: Wednesday 23 June, doors open 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start
TYPE: In-person at the Oak Barrel tasting room
PRICE: $50 for members, $60 for guests
Light snacks will be provided. Strict social distancing measures will be followed
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