Côtes de Gascogne: Domaine Millet Rosé 2019
Domaine Millet's rosé is a refreshing, dry, coral pink wine, sensibly bottled under screwcap making it handy for picnics and parties.
The Domaine Millet rosé wine is made predominantly from the obscure Egiodola grape (which was new even to Jancis Robinson!), 20% Syrah and 30% Merlot. 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.
|Style||Rose Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Midi, Côtes de Gascogne|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Egiodola, Merlot, Syrah|
|Food & Wine Matching||Chinese Food, Fruit, White Fish|
|Cellarage||This dry rosé wine is designed to be drunk young.|
|Vinification||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 (%)||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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