Côtes de Millau AOC-AOP


Wine was well known before its gastronomic neighbor, Roquefort, which reused some aging cellars for its cheese. From the top of its fayssos (terraces), the vineyard keeps watch over the causses and gorges of the Tarn river.

Gamay N and Syrah N (at least 30% of each);

Complementary variety: Cabernet Sauvignon (between 10% and 30%); other varieties are Duras N, Fer Servadou N and Syrah N (Shiraz).

Chenin B (50% minimum)

Complementary variety: Mauzac B (au moins 10%)

Alliance between the fine structure of northern Syrah and the fruit of Gamay: supple and generous, with young and firm tannins and notes of red and black fruits (red currant, raspberry and prune). A clean, intense and very expressive aromatic bouquet. As it ages, this wine will offer floral notes

Food and wine pairing:

Goes well with types of dishes such as poultry, white meats, cold cuts, or grilled meats. Serving temperature is 16 ° C. Can be kept 5 years, or even longer for the elaborated vintages.

Surprising, lively and refreshing rosé wines, offering beautiful substance. Delicate and fine aromas, opening onto red, crunchy and ripe fruits (red currant, raspberry and strawberry).

Food and wine pairing:

Very good aperitif wines, or accompanying a barbecue. They are served at 8 ° C.

Dense, with lively and thirst-quenching white wines, nice finish. Fine and surprising aromas, especially floral notes, with a touch of dried fruits.

Food and wine pairing:

These wines are enjoyed with seafood, served at 8 ° C.


2011: Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC-AOP*)

Location: Aveyron department

Production area: 53 ha (131 acres)

Harvest: 1 918 hl (191 800 litres): 70% red, 25% rosé, 5% white

Terroir: On the slopes of the causses, protected by high plateaus, north of the Tarn gorges.

Climate: Continental and Mediterranean influences, with light rains spread over the year. Moderate temperatures (10 ° on average) but great variety of microclimats due to topographic and altitude variations.

* Created by the EU in 1992, the AOP label (Appellation d’Origine Protégée) designates products that have been produced, processed and developed in a specific geographical area, using the recognized know-how of local producers and ingredients from that region. The English equivalent is PDO (Protected Designation of Origin).