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Sancerre 2017, Gerard Millet

Sancerre 2017, Gerard Millet
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Producer:  Domaine Gerard Millet
Grape Varieties:  100% Sauvignon Blanc
Optimum Drinking:  Within 3 years
Wine Style:  Grapefruit and lemon flavours this Sauvignon
Alcohol by Volume:  12.5%
Closure:  Natural Cork
Country:  France

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Sancerre 2017, Gerard Millet

Producer Note

Situated in Bué in the Sancerre region of the Loire Valley, the Millet family has been making wine for over six generations. Gérard and Isabelle have now been joined by their son Steve. The estate covers a total of 20 hectares of vineyards, of which three hectares are planted with Pinot Noir grapes. Some of the vines are 25 years old. These vineyards are situated around various villages in the Sancerre region. This family owned winery is well equipped and has recently invested in new heat exchange equipment to ensure that the grapes and must are cooled to obtain maximum freshness in the wine.

Vintage

2017 was characterised by an earlier harvest than usual which took place two weeks earlier than average, under ideal weather conditions. Frost in April impacted some areas resulting in lower yields; however the excellent quality of the grapes harvested shows good levels of maturity and flavour concentration.

Vineyard

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.

Winemaking

Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After racking, the wine was matured on its lees without undergoing malolactic fermentation. This wine was made in an unoaked style in order to maintain the purity of fruit.

Tasting Note

An elegant Sancerre, with vibrant Sauvignon notes of grapefruit and lemon, good weight and a clean crisp finish.

Serving Suggestion

This delicious Sancerre is the perfect accompaniment to seafood, fish in a delicate sauce and goat's cheese.

Grape

Sauvignon Blanc 100%


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