François Millet is rightly famous in the Pinot Noir world. During his epic 35-year tenure at legendary Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé, he put the historic producer back on Burgundy’s very top shelf where it belonged.
So, it was huge news when he retired in June 2021 to focus solely on his own family project in Burgundy, and to continue his work with Prophet’s Rock in Central Otago. His family certainly aren’t lacking for talent either, his wife Michelle is from generations of Jura winemakers, and his two sons Julien and Adrien work in the industry as a winemaker and viticulturist respectively.
At their home in Chambolle-Musigny they make tiny parcels of wine from across the region, in many cases just a single barrel. These are ridiculously rare and special wines that showcase François’s wonderful ability to capture the most exquisitely pure expressions of place. From Gevrey-Chambertin in the north to Volnay in the South, these wines are an amazing lens into some of the world’s most special places to grow Pinot Noir.
François and Michelle are great friends of Prophet’s Rock, and it is an honour to have been allocated these wines to share with our customers.
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