The Médeville family's relationship with the Sauternais region dates back to the marriage of Numa Médeville and Marie Despujols, the latter owning her own family estate in the heart of Preignac, as well as the Gilette vineyard. A renowned businessman and seasoned traveller, Numa Médeville was behind the many awards won by his estates. His grandson René Médeville is continuing his legacy at the Château Gilette. A man of conviction, he was committed to creating wines designed to keep, which now forms the founding pillars of the estate's reputation. Christian was next in line. A father to three girls, he took over the estate with Julie. She married Xavier Gonet, a wine-maker from Champagne, and together they split the management of Gilette and Champagne Gonet-Médeville. The legend of Gilette comes from its unusual aging: 15 to 18 years in concrete vats in a reducing environment. It is said that, during the war, a tank was abandonedovni and finally gave an absolutely exceptional wine. The wines are put on the market more than 20 years later. It is a veritable UFO, produced in extremely small quantities (5000 bottles) and highly appreciated by amateurs
About the cuvée
The maturing process totally sheltered from the air gives a surprising young wine. This wine should be opened a few hours before serving. The amazing bouquet offers different spices with saffron, cumin etc. On the palate, it expresses a rare creaminess, with citrus (bitter orange) and honey aromas. Its aging capacity is obviously exceptional.
The best vintages for Château Gilette :
1975, 1971, 1970, 1967, 1962, 1961, 1959, 1955, 1953, 1950, 1949, 1947, 1945
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