Chateau De Millet
Château de Millet, a distinguished fifth-generation family-owned enterprise, proudly bears the legacy of Laurence Dèche, the first female to assume the role of Master Distiller in the family. The estate embraces a commitment to environmental stewardship through High Environmental Value (HEV) farming practices, a standard equivalent to American organic and biodynamic certifications. Nestled in the Bas-Armagnac region, their 220-acre vineyard enjoys a northwesterly position on green hills, cultivating Baco and Ugni Blanc grapes, with 25 acres exclusively dedicated to Armagnac production.
Beyond viticulture, Château de Millet champions sustainability, partnering with Adelphe for recycled packaging and continually working to reduce water and power consumption. The family collaborates with Mutualité Sociale Agricole to enhance tools and uphold French labor laws, promoting fair hiring processes and ensuring a harmonious work-life balance for their team. In the production of Armagnac, zero sulfites, caramel coloring, flavoring, or additives are employed, upholding a commitment to purity. Post-distillation, the brandies are delicately aged in 400-liter local white oak barrels, creating a slow and nuanced maturation. The resulting eau de vie becomes the foundation for their VS, VSOP, and XO blends, with select casks reserved for prestigious vintages and anniversary releases. Château de Millet stands as a testament to tradition, sustainability, and uncompromising quality in the world of Armagnac.