Côtes de Gascogne: Domaine Millet Rosé 2014
The Domaine Millet rosé 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.
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.
- Rosé Wine, Dry (Sec), Medium-bodied
- Midi, Cotes de Gascogne
- La Famille Dèche
- Grape variety (Cépage):
- Cabernet Franc, Egiodola
- Wine pairing - drink with:
- Chinese Food
- This dry rosé wine is designed to be drunk young.
- 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 (ABV):