Côtes de Gascogne: Domaine Millet Colombard - Ugni Blanc 2018
The Gascony region, famous for Armagnac production, is now the source of good country wines. Domaine Millet blazed a trail for many followers, but it remains one of, if not the, best.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Midi, Côtes de Gascogne|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Colombard, Ugni Blanc|
|Food & Wine Matching||Charcuterie, Seafood, White Fish|
|Cellarage||This wine is designed to be drunk young.|
|Vinification||The grapes, grown on alluvial soil, are picked at optimum ripeness and are completely de-stemmed prior to vinification in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats. The wine is then fined and filtered prior to spring bottling.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||11.5|
La Famille Dèche
The Dèche family, whose considerable vine holdings lie just above Eauze in the Midi-Pyrenées, have resided at Château de Millet for over five generations. Today they make a range of Côtes de Gascogne wines on their 50-hectare estate, as well as Floc de Gascogne and Armagnac. Until the late 1980s, the Dèche family were predominantly producers of Bas Armagnac but, as this market diminished, the forward-thinking Francis Dèche began to diversify, planting Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Chardonnay along with Ugni Blanc to make good, dry, still wines for immediate consumption.View more wines from this producer...