The estate

DOMAINE DE MONTEILS is a small family property since 1861.

The estate currently belongs to Marie-Christine Cousin and her parents. Since 1999 her husband and associate, Jean-Paul Fourcaud is the vineyard’s manager.

The vineyard extends over 13 hectares on gravely soil and subsoil.

The grapes are picked in the traditional way, entirely by hand, in successive passes (3 to 6) through the vines from mid September until mid November.

Winemaking and ageing are in the best local tradition: fermentation and ageing for 12 months in oak barrels for “cuvee Selection”, a proportion of which are renewed each year, that ensuring constant quality for wines that age beautifully.

Our “Cuvee Selection” got 3 Gold Medals: 2 at the Agricultural General Show in Paris 2005 and 2007, and one at the International Wine Challenge in London 2008.

Our last wine, a dry white wine is a very small  production. The harvest is made entirely by hand to pick Sémillon grapes on Sauternes vines.