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
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A Cabernet Franc-Merlot blend that has attractive red berry scents, generous juicy fruit flavours and youthful tannins.
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.
Very nice to visit Yapp Bros on this occasion and pick up some bottles.
A proper wine merchant, with a thoughtful, varied selection and fine customer service.
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.
Yapp Brothers are members of 'The Bunch', a group of Britain's best independent wine merchants.
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