Name: Patrick Miolane Address: 2, rue des Perrières - Saint-Aubin (France) Web Site: http://www.miolane-vins.fr/en/presentation/
The Miolane estate consists of nine hectares of vineyards at Saint-Aubin, a village in the prestigious Côte des Blancs area.
Operations are run by Patrick, a larger-than-life character who loves a good joke, and his dynamic, forward-looking daughter, Barbara. They make a perfect pair, each responsible for their own sphere of activity: Dad looks after the vineyard; Barbara is in charge of the wine-making and marketing.
The estate produces fourteen Saint-Aubin, Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet appellations, including premier cru, villages and regional wines. The whites very much reflect the local growing conditions (the terroir), in particular the mineral quality of the soil. Where reds are concerned, the estate boasts a number of pinot noir wines which are aged for a long time and allowed to mature slowly. They are rich in red-berry-fruit flavours, with finely structured tannins.
Patrick and Barbara Miolane sell to private individuals and welcome visitors keen to taste their wines, by appointment.