Domaine Millet's rosé is a refreshing, dry, coral pink wine, sensibly bottled under screwcap making it handy for picnics and parties.
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The Domaine Millet rosé is made predominantly from the obscure Egiodola grape (which was new evento 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.
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.
We buy half a dozen every year; it's always an early to mid season favourite, when fresh.
Yapp Brothers are members of 'The Bunch', a group of Britain's best independent wine merchants.
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