Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Domaine Millet Sancerre

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Domaine Millet Sancerre 2011
Loire Valley, France

I love Sancerre. Made from 100 percent Sauvignon Blanc and hailing from France's Loire Valley, Sancerre is known for it's characteristic flinty notes and gooseberry flavors. 

Review: This Domaine Franck Millet, however, had much more tropical fruit notes than I was expecting – a bit of passion fruit and guava instead. Additionally, it has a stronger herbaceous note than what I usually expect from a Sancerre. This grassy finish is instead closer to a New Zealand style of Sauvignon Blanc. It was dry, nice and refreshing, but missing the flinty flavors I was looking for.

Food Pairing: The high acidity in this wine would make it perfect to pair with a cheese plate.

Bottom Line: Pretty tasty, but not my all time favorite Sancerre. At this price, I would pass.


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Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: 2011
  • PLACE: Sancerre AOC (Appellation d'origine contrôlée)
  • GRAPE: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • SOIL TYPE: Limestone Clay
  • BOOZE: 13.0% 
  • CELLAR: Drink now, hold for up to 2 years

Where did I get it? Total Wine
What's the damage? High Priced

2 comments:

  1. Sweet blag! When learning to be a wino, do you get to sample all of the fruits that are referenced in flavor profiles?

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    1. Thanks, man! We spend a lot of time in wine school trying to pick out the different scents and tastes in various wines. I also have a giant kit of 80 smells (http://www.aromaster.com/) which helps a lot to build flavor/aroma associations.

      Plus, I'm frequently the creepy person in the grocery store who goes around touching and smelling all of the fruits...

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