Côtes de Gascogne: Domaine Millet Merlot - Cabernet Franc 2022

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

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Tasting Notes

A great value Merlot - Cabernet Franc blend, from the ver-reliable Domaine Millet. This wine has attractive red berry scents, generous juicy fruit flavours and youthful tannins, with a relatively low ABV.

About this wine
StyleRed Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionMidi, Côtes de Gascogne
Grape Variety (Cépage)Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Food & Wine MatchingChicken and Turkey
CellarageIntended for early drinking (up to 3 years from vintage).
VinificationThe 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

Domaine de Millet (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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