The story and creation of Chateau Gilette date back to 1710, when two, well-known Sauternes families got together through marriage. The Numa Medeville family married family Marie Despujols, the daughter of another famous family in the region, Lamothe Despujols. The couple was given the estate as a wedding gift from Lamothe Despujols. they received vineyards, Chateau Gilette, and Chateau Les Justices.
The estate has remained in the hands of the Medevile family for generations. Chateau Gilette is perhaps the most unique Bordeaux wine produced in the Sauternes appellation.
The wines of Chateau Gilette are released on average, between 20 and 25 years after the vintage and remain in tanks for close for almost 20 years before it’s even bottled.
Average annual production at only 4500 bottles only.