Côtes de Gascogne: Domaine Millet Cabernet Franc / Merlot 2013

A quaffable blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot from Gascony that really comes into its own with poultry dishes - Christmas turkey would be ideal!

"This would make a great house red for a low-alcohol household. Tannins almost imperceptible. Very easy texture. Notable." Jancis Robinson OBE MW

(4 customer reviews)
  • Bottle
    £9.75
  • Bottle (case)
    £117.00
Côtes de Gascogne: Domaine Millet Cabernet Franc / Merlot 2013Côtes de Gascogne: Domaine Millet Cabernet Franc / Merlot 2013
Côtes de Gascogne: Domaine Millet Cabernet Franc / Merlot 2013

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Côtes de Gascogne: Domaine Millet Cabernet Franc / Merlot 2013

A Cabernet Franc-Merlot blend that has attractive red berry scents, generous juicy fruit flavours and youthful tannins.


La Famille Dèche

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.

  • Style: Red Wine, Dry (Sec), Medium-bodied
  • Region: MidiCotes de Gascogne
  • Producer: La Famille Dèche
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Grape variety (Cépage): Merlot, Cabernet Franc
  • Cellarage: Intended for early drinking (up to 3 years from vintage).
  • 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 (ABV): 11.5%

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Côtes de Gascogne: Domaine Millet Cabernet Franc / Merlot 2013
DateScoreCustomer CommentOur Response
10-May-2015
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Very nice to visit Yapp Bros on this occasion and pick up some bottles.

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18-Jan-2015
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Excellent

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01-Oct-2014
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see above

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30-Sep-2014
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A proper wine merchant, with a thoughtful, varied selection and fine customer service.

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What others think of this wine...

Jancis Robinson OBE MW says:"This really is a family domaine! Red wine most unusual. Quite a ripe red-fruit nose. Fully spread across the palate. Nice balance. This would make a great house red for a low-alcohol household. Tannins almost imperceptible. Very easy texture. Notable. Drink 2014-2015, 16/20"

Jonathan Ray - Spectator Wine Club, July 2014. says:The 2013 Côtes de Gascogne, Domaine Millet Cabernet Franc / Merlot from the Dèche family, celebrated producers of Armagnac near Eauze, in the heart of d’Artagnan country. Ripe fruit is cool-fermented in stainless steel vats to give a wine of admirable colour and freshness. Silky soft, I like this red lightly chilled too, allowing it to warm a little in the sun. Drink it with chicken liver salad or thick slices of saucisson sec.