Sancerre white AOC - Domaine Franck Millet

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Coup de coeur et Vin remarquable
   Guide Hachette des vins 2008   


Sancerre blanc
Cuvée insolite
Sancerre rouge
Sancerre rose

Menetou Salon
Menetou rouge




Sancerre blanc AOC

Grape variety : Sauvignon 100% .

Pruning method : Single Guyot cut.

Plants/hectares : 6500 plants.

Soil type : Limestone-clay.

Vinification : Static racking of the must. Slow, low temperature Alcoholic fermentation in thermoregulated stainless steel vats for 7 to 10 weeks. No malolactic fermentation. Stirring of the lees for 3 to weeks. Light filtration.

Alcoholic strength : 12,5% Vol.

Residual sugar : < 2 g/l.

Acidity : < 3,5 g/l.

Cellaring : May be cellar aged up to 4-5 years

Serving temperature : Serve at 12C (54F).

Color : Clear, brilliant pale gold robe.

Characteristics : Powerful nose with aromatic qualities developing in the following months. Very representative of the limestone-clay soil found in our village of Bu. Good acidity form the young vintage while at the same time displaying a surprising suppleness and roundness. Very long on the palate. Very good evolution after several months.

Recommendations : Sancerre Blanc makes an excellent Aperitif and a wonderful accompaniment for fish, crustaceans orthe famous local "Crottin de Chavignol" goat cheese.Wellmatured vintages marry well with foie gras.