Domaine Gérard Millet
Lemon zest, kaffir lime, nectarine aromatice, mountain flowers.
Fresh Medium Acidity
13.5 % ABV
Medium-bodied white wine. Smooth and elegant.
Situated in Bué in the Sancerre region of the Loire Valley, the Millet family has been making wine for over five generations. The family Domaine is now run by Gérard and Isabelle, along with their son Steve. The estate covers a total of 24 hectares of vineyard, of which 19 are in the Sancerre appellation and five hectares are in Menetou-Salon.
This family-owned winery has recently invested in new heat exchange equipment to ensure that the grapes and must are cooled to obtain maximum freshness in the wine. Their wines are fresh, pure and show great typicity.
The appellation of Sancerre is part of the ‘central vineyards’ of the Loire Valley, with almost all of the appellation situated on the left bank of the Loire River, opposite Pouilly Fumé. This region has a continental climate, as it is some 400 kilometres from the Atlantic Coast, with short, hot summers and long, cold winters. Early spring frosts are an annual threat in the vineyards. These vines are grown in chalky soils which provide good drainage for the vines.
Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After racking, the wine was matured on its lees without undergoing malolactic conversion. This wine was made in a fresh, unoaked style in order to maintain the purity of fruit.
Sancerre Sauvugno Blanc Tasting Notes:
A vibrant mix of lemon zest, kaffir lime, wet rock and nectarine aromatics intermingle with the bright perfume of small wild mountain flowers. The palate is brimming with ripe citrus and stone fruit flavors that are framed by sleek and laser focused acid architecture.
Great pairing with pork, seafood - lobsters, prawns, Mediterranean fish cooked al sale, in umido in oven, al cartoccio with wine and herbs, spicy food and goat cheese.
Another premium Sauvignon Blanc from Domain Gerard Millet.
The grapes come from the appellation of Menetou-Salon, which is situated in the eastern part of the Loire Valley. The terroir is characterised by marl sediments dating from the Jurassic period, which is known locally as ‘Marne de Saint Doulchard’. The region is influenced by the northern, cool climate, resulting in lively wines from grapes with characteristic high levels of acidity.
The grapes were pressed and the juice underwent cold static settling for 48 hours. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts lasting two to three weeks. The wine was then aged on the fine lees for six to nine months to impart texture and complexity. This cuvée was vinified without the influence of oak, allowing the pure fruit flavours to be fully expressed.
Tasting notes and Pairing
A crisp and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc with delicate aromas of exotic fruit, citrus notes and a hint of white floral blossom. Lovely and textured on the palate with a mouthwatering finish.
Great pairing with pork, seafood, spicy food and goat cheese.