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Côtes de Gascogne: Domaine Millet Rosé 2018

Domaine Millet's rosé is a refreshing, dry, coral pink wine, sensibly bottled under screwcap making it handy for picnics and parties.
Bottle
£10.50
Bottle (Case)
£126.00
Tasting Notes
The Domaine Millet rosé wine is made predominantly from the obscure Egiodola grape (which was new even to Jancis Robinson!) and 20% Cabernet Franc. It has lovely crushed berry scents and flavours and a bright, fruity palate, making it every bit as commendable as its white Ugni Blanc - Colombard sibling.
About this wine
Style Rose Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Midi, Côtes de Gascogne
Grape Variety (Cépage) Cabernet Franc, Egiodola
Food & Wine Matching Chinese Food
Vintage 2018
Cellarage This dry rosé wine is designed to be drunk young.
Vinification The Egiodola 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
Producer

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.

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