Author Archives: Astrid Mayr

Langhe and Barbera – New Piedmont Wine Selection

Piedmont [Piemonte] is Italy’s largest wine region and undeniably home to the most prestigious Italian vintages. The name, Piemonte (at the foot of the mountain), refers to the region’s geographical position: surrounded by both the Alps and Apennines. Piedmont wine heritage, traditions, and farming date back to the 4th century BC. With over 50 protected designation of origin (PDO) representing ... Read More »

Château d’Yquem 2014 and “Y” 2015

Millésima is excited to announce the arrival of Château d’Yquem’s 2014 vintage and Y’s 2015 vintage, which are now available at Millésima. It is one of the most famous estates in the world and produces wines like liquid gold, which are renowned for their ageing potential and its myriad of well-balanced, complex flavours that generate even more harmonies over time. ... Read More »

Il Borro, a village in the heart of Tuscany

Il Borro – The winery of the Ferragamo family In 1993 Ferruccio Ferragamo acquired Il Borro, an estate in the heart of Tuscany. He initiated studies to examine the soil and the perfect grape variety to plant there in order to produce wines that represent the expression of their terroir. He also renovated the winery completely since it was in ... Read More »

Panorama Tasting Burgundy

Our Burgundy Tasting in Bordeaux On November 8, 2016, we invite you to taste the wines of Burgundy at our Panorama Tasting at the New Stadium “Matmut Atlantique” in Bordeaux. Millésima regularly organizes tastings, specially dedicated to honor an appellation and this November, we put our focus on the wines of Burgundy. Get to know the producers of the most ... Read More »

Krug Month

Krug Month – Grande Cuvée X Egg The classic style of the traditional champagne house Krug has always put the focus on minimalism. On the occasion of the “Krug Month”, the Champagne House Krug celebrates a new culinary experience and uses the best gastronomic inspirations around a new focus: the egg. Krug & Egg is the new bold and unexpected pairing chosen ... Read More »

Chandon de Briailles – Biodynamic viticulture in Burgundy

Chandon de Briailles – Côte-d’Or, Burgundy   The Count Chandon de Briailles inherited the estate from his grandmother, a successor of the famous champagne house Moët & Chandon. Today his children, Claude and François de Nicolay manage the winery together. Although they present two very different resumes, they share a common passion: wine. They complement each other in their personalities ... Read More »

Joseph Mellot – Loire

A family history that dates back to the year 1513   The name “Mellot” is connected with viticulture since 1513. César Mellot was the wine consultant at the board of Louis XIV and was the head of a whole dynasty of passionate winemakers, who passed on the knowledge from generation to generation. In the 1920s, Alphonse Mellot was one of ... Read More »

Yves Cuilleron – Rhone Valley

Yves Cuilleron- a passionate winemaker For 3 generations, wine has always played a major role in the history of the Cuilleron family. The paternal grandfather began growing grapes in the Rhône Valley in 1920. In 1947 he sold the first bottled wines. Antoine Cuilleron became the director of the winery in 1960 and passed it on to his nephew, Yves ... Read More »

Maison Trimbach – A classic from Alsace

Maison Trimbach – Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris   The origins of the Trimbach family date back to 1626 when Jean Trimbach came to Riquewihr in Alsace. Since then, the estate has been passed on from father to son for 12 generations. Shortly after the First World War the family Trimbach left Hunawihr and settled down in Ribeauvillé where Frédéric Théodore – director ... Read More »

Villa Baulieu – Provence

Villa Baulieu – A Jewelry of Provence The 2000 year old vineyard of the estate Villa Baulieu lies in the heart of the appellation of Provence on volcanic soils. It was Henri III., who has built the property in 1576 and it has been owned by several different great Provencal families who have always respected the tradition of the vineyard and the ... Read More »