B. Millet, a 22 hectare estate based in Bue, is a third generation Sancerre producer run by husband and wife Betty and Franck Millet. Located on the famous limestone/chalk soils that impart Sancerre with its famous minerality, Millet produces Sancerre Blanc as well as a beautiful Sancerre Rouge and Rose. These are classic, archetypal Sancerre: the white combines a core of bracing acidity and focused minerality with aromatic citrus and herbal notes. Ageing is done in stainless steel for the white and rose and a mix of stainless steel and neutral oak for the red. In the vineyard, work is done by hand, with a rigorous green harvest during the summer.
“Betty and Franck Millet produce pitch-perfect versions of the three colors of Sancerre - red, white, and rosé. Drinking Millet Sancerre is like teleporting to the best cafés of Paris on a sunny summer afternoon. ” — Josh Adler, Paris Wine Company
Sancerre Le Chemin Blanc
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
100% Sauvignon Blanc. Limestone-clay soils. Static racking of the musts. Slow, low temperature fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel over 7-10 weeks. Stirring of the lees for 3 weeks.
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Farming Practice: Sustainable
Sustainable. 100% Pinot Noir. Limestone-clay soils. This Sancerre Rosé is a blend of press and saignée. The grapes pressed at harvest produce the pressed juice and the saignée is the product of skin maceration. The must is then settled and low temperature fermentation begins. No malolactic fermentation. Light filtration and stainless steel tank aging.