The unique style of Château-Grillet derives from careful vinification techniques, respecting the greatness of the terroir. A fascinating adventure.
The estate was acquired in June 2011 by the Pinault family, who own several other vineyards gathered under the Artémis Domaines label which are managed by Frédéric Engerer. Château-Grillet has a rich history, illustrating perfectly the passion and devotion of many generations of men and women for this exceptional terroir. Just 3.5 hectares in the heart of the northern Rhône valley . . . Château-Grillet is located between the villages of Vérin and Saint-Michel-sur-Rhône (Loire department), on the right bank of the Rhône to the south of the town of Vienne. Since 1936 this real jewel of Nature has been one of the smallest and most prestigious French appellations producing a single white wine, one of the greatest. Since the change of ownership in 2011, priority has been given by the team to doing everything necessary to glorify this unique viticultural heritage and to better understand the complexities of each parcel. Magnificent but demanding, the vineyard requires meticulous attention and a lot of patience. The estate is managed by Frédéric Engerer, who is also in charge of the other Artémis Domaines estates: Château Latour in Pauillac, Château Siaurac in Lalande-de-Pomerol, Château Vray Croix de Gay in Pomerol, Château Le Prieuré in Saint-Emilion (Grand Cru Classé), Domaine d'Eugénie in Burgundy and Eisele Vineyard in the Napa Valley, USA. Day-to-day operations are overseen by winemaker Alessandro Noli, with the help of two skilful vineyard workers.