Everything here is done to the highest standard, from the earth to the glass
At Mille, we pay the greatest attention to every step of the winemaking process, from the soil to the glass. The quality of the wine starts with healthy soils and vines. We are pursuing a rigorous and systematic programme.
We started the conversion to organic culture from early 2019; we only use natural fertilisers, including humus from the bordering woods (litière forestière fermentée).
Agro-forestry is in fashion but it has been in practice here for centuries, as woods border each vine parcel, bringing coolness and a healthy energetic exchange.
We had to pull out some non-productive old vines. These fields are left to rest for several years. We aerate the soils with a range of tractor tools, we plant cover crops to grow organic mass and enrich the soil. We use horses for delicate work on our best vines.
We actively promote biodiversity in order to recreate cosmo-telluric energies on the estate through: the redevelopment of a truffle oak orchard from native trees, planting of complementary fruit trees, sylvotherapy, 20 new beehives, a protection plan for birds, bats and butterflies. All these species have been prospering since the programme launch.
We are preparing our transition to biodynamic culture (vineyard and winery equipment, lunar calendar, pulverisations), which will be effective by 2025.
The Château de Mille approaches the 21st century with a focus on innovation and quality,
in the absolute respect of nature and the ancestral traditions of Provence.