Chateau Millet - Portets
Château Millet is the crown jewel of the Domaines de La Mette, a collection of chateaux comprised of 62 hectares of vines in Graves and 20 hectares in Bordeaux Supérieur appellations. Ch. Millet is located 20 kms from Bordeaux in the village of Portets. The impressive chateau was re-built in the late 19th Century on the foundations of a Medieval castle. Today, the chateau and vineyards are in the loving care of Thierry de La Mette and Jean-Batiste Solorzano, who manages the day-to-day operations of Domaines de La Mette. Ch. Millet’s 14.5 hectares of vines are planted on the gravelly soil of a clay and limestone plateau overlooking the Garonne River. One hectare of vines facing south on ideal limestone soil is planted to white grape varietals, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris and Semillon. The southern exposure ensures an excellent maturity for these delicate grapes, giving them the signature style and taste that has made Graves wines famous. The rest of the vineyard is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Carménère that produce a red wine that is at once elegant yet flavorful, the hallmark of Graves wines.