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    • CHATEAU DE MILLET, Rosé, 2015

      (South-west, France)

      The Property


      Located in southwest of France, it has been a family vineyard since 5 generations. They always respect their quality standard: traditional grape varieties, sustainable cultivation of the vineyard and constant vilification evolution. The younger generation took over the business since 1999. Sicne then, the wine portfolio is well developed. Domaine de Millet is now one of the most famous properties in the region.

      Location : Eauze

      Soil : Clay-limestone, sandy soil

      Planting density : 3 500 feet / hectare

      Yield : 3 500 feet / hectare

      Grape varieties : Array

      Age of the vine : 30 years in average


      The Wine


      Blending

      80% égiodola, 20 % Cabernet Franc

      Vinification

      The Egiodola (which means ‘blood red’ in Basque) comes from the South West, being a cross of the Abouriou et Fer grape varieties. It gives generous and fruity red wines and in this case, an original and typical rosé.
      It is a rosé obtained directly from pressing, with a vilification similar to that of a white wine. L'Egiodola gives a beautiful vivid rosé color to the wine.

      Tasting

      Light coloured rosé with hints of violet.
      A very pleasing nose of red fruits, principally strawberries and fresh cherries. Good balance in the mouth.

      Food pairing

      Serve between 8 – 9°C with all sorts of dishes including exotic menus.

      Awards

      • Silver medal of « World Competition of Rosé Wines 2015»
      • Silver medal of « France National Competition of Independent Growers 2015 »
      • Silver medal of « General Agricultural Competition of France 2011 »
      • Golden medal of « General Agricultural Competition of France 2007 »