Welcome to Grand Millesime

Here at Grand Millesime we know fine French Wine and are happy to share our wealth of knowledge with wine enthusiasts around Australia. Whether you are a complete wine novice or a wine connoisseur we welcome you to share your passion, questions and wine experiences with us.

 

We make several trips to France every year in search of exciting new producers and the finest French wines available. We specialise in Burgundy wines but can help you source any fine and rare French wines. If we don’t have what you want in stock we will make it our mission to find it for you. Our impressive portfolio of hand-selected wines are all tasted at the domaine and selected based on quality.

 

Whether you prefer red, white or rose, from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone or Provence, Grand Millesime can help you expand your knowledge & palate and stock your cellar with the finest.

French Wine Club

Are you interested in learning more about the fine wines of France but have no idea where to begin? Sign up for our French Wine Club, subscribe to our exciting newsletter or pop in to one of our regular tastings we hold throughout the year at our store in South Yarra. We also host decadent dinners at some of the most high profile venues in Australia, where you have the opportunity to taste our impeccable wines paired with exquisite dishes.

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Domaine Pierre Damoy dates back to the 1920s. It passed through various family members before Pierre took over from his uncle Jacques in 1992. IThe domaine is the largest holder of Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze with a huge 5.36 hectares.Much of this used to be contracted out before he arrived but he put an end to most of the contracts, although he still sells off a lot of fruit. If you drink a négociant Clos-de-Bèze there is every chance that the fruit came from Pierre’s vineyards. As well as being good for cashflow this selling off of fruit is a great way of sorting, allowing him to use only the very best grapes in his own cuvées. 


Yields at the domaine are very low, thanks in part to the very old age of most of the vines but also because of the nature of the vineyard management. Aside from the Clos-de-Bèze, whose vines are generally between 60 and 90 years old (in top vintages, when he thinks it is merited, Pierre makes a Reserve wine, once called Vieilles Vignes, from one of the oldest plots, though quantities are tiny (between 1 and 3 barrels!) Pierre also has 2.2 hectares of Chapelle-Chambertin. The vines here are around 70 years old and grow on very poor soil. Consequently yields can be tiny, though the wines can be excellent. Pierre has around half a hectare of old vine Chambertin, which produces an enormously backward but classic style Chambertin. His humble Bourgogne, which comes from vineyards in Couchey and Fixin rather than Gevrey-Chambertin is a terrific wine that really over-delivers. The Clos Tamisot is a monopole village vineyard of 1.45 hectares that lies just behind the house. It is a mix of 90 and 65 year old vines and produces a very superior Gevrey-Chambertin.