Women in Wine: Elodie Gilles

With March being Women's History Month, and March 8th International Women's Day, we are featuring some of our women winemakers & women-run wineries. We hope you'll join us in celebrating the successes and empowerment of women in the wine world and beyond, and raise a glass to women everywhere with a wine that suits the occasion!

Elodie Gilles, Cellar Master at Maison Raymond

Our French organic wine partners at Maison Raymond hired Cellar Master Elodie Gilles in 2017, straight from famed Champagne house Veuve Clicquot. Elodie chose to become a Cellar Master because of her passion for wine and a desire to get closer to the final product. She comes with impressive credentials. Elodie, 28, holds a Master 2 in viticulture, terroir and environment. As Cellar Master, she is responsible for every aspect of the organic wine production from the time the grapes arrive at the winery to the time the bottled wine is shipped out. She works with the winemaker, Yohan Lafon, to create wines that reflect his taste and style, while imbuing important aspects of femininity into the wines.

Watch this video for an interview with Elodie:

Featured wine: Maison Raymond, Les Hauts de Lagarde Rouge (Merlot/Cabernet Sauivgnon/Cabernet Franc) - Bordeaux AOC - 2018

Rich, fruity, earthy savory aromas of black currant, pencil shaving, cigar box, and roasted cashews. Dry medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, medium-long black currant, cherry toffee, toasted nuts, and coffee finish with medium, chewy tannins and moderate oak. Layers of coffee, cigar box and rich earth balance with classic Bordeaux pencil shavings and currants, all wrapped up with lightly chewy and well-integrated tannins. Made with certified organic grapes. Vegan. Non-GMO Project Verified.

Composition: 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc

Read more of our Women in Wine series here.

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