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2015 Domaine Francois Millet Sancerre Blanc Empreintes

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Light notes of white flowers and mineral with lemon and yellow grapefruit…

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Distributor's Notes: THE VINEYARD(S) Francois Millet’s vineyards are southwest exposed and are planted all around Bué, one of the main villages of the appellation, located southwest of the hill of Sancerre. The estate includes two types of soils: Caillotte and Terre Blanche, which brings minerals and citrus quality to the wine as well as structure and capacity of aging. The François Millet Sancerre White comes from a mix of both soils: -“Caillotes": or little stones, a calcareous soil also called Oxfordian from the Jurassic period, very stony with almost no clay. This soil represents the majority of Millet’s estate. It brings usually citrus, fruity and floral notes to the wines. -"Terres Blanches": or white earth, same chalky marls soils as the ones found in Chablis and in the Aube. Also known as Kimmeridgian, soils made of chalk, deep clay subsoil with limestone pebbles and fossils on the top soil. Gives structure and minerality to the wines. THE WINE The grapes are hand picked early in the day, then go through a pneumatic press. The must flows by gravity in controlled temperatures stainless steel vats, then after a week of cold maceration, the fermentation occurs. TASTING NOTES Color: Pale lemon, green hue. Aromas: Light notes of white flowers and mineral with lemon and yellow grapefruit. Palate: Light body, pronounced green apple flavors, citrus acidity, clean mineral finish. Pairing: Ceviche, crudo, sushi, oysters, shrimp cocktail, goat cheese. Cellaring: To consume now up to three years. Serving Temperature: 47-48F ABV: 13%

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