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    • CHATEAU DE MILLET, White, 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

      100% Gros manseng

      Vinification

      This variety is harvested as soon as it is ripe (not over ripe), once the must reaches 14 degrees. The slow fermentation stops when the must gets to 12.5%. There is a residual sugar naturally present that added to the fact that it is conserved on the fine lees, gives this wine fatness and structure.

      Tasting

      Sweet white wine with a clear, bright yellow colour. Complex bouquet that is quite typical with aromas of citrus, exotic fruits and fresh apricots. In the mouth the sensation is lively, round and full: a very good balance.

      Food pairing

      Serve between 8 – 9° C on its own as an aperitif or during a meal with smoked fish, foie gras, fish in sauce, Roquefort cheese or with a dessert such as an apricot tart.

      Awards

      • Silver medal of « France National Competition of Independent Growers 2015 »