Sancerre "Insolite", Millet
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Sancerre "Insolite", Millet - 2021

Item # 42288 750mL

Insolite is the Millet winery's special reserve bottling and their top cuvée. The grapes were hand harvested from the chalk and limestone soils of the site. After a 12 hour skin maceration, the wine rests in tank for months before bottling. This is a luxurious, full-bodied Sancerre you can pair alongside the best of aged cheese plates which must include a Crotin de Loire.

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Staff Pick Notes

This is what great Sancerre should taste like. Silky smooth with a lovely round mouthfeel, gunflint minerality, white flowers, grapefruit and lemon notes, and peppery grassiness. With a pale gold appearance, nice length, and beautiful aromatics. It's a winner. This is Millet's special reserve wine. The grapes for this bottling were macerated at colder temperatures than normal, bringing forth a bold yet crystal clear expression of Sauvignon Blanc. Give it a good chill, serve alongside shellfish, and enjoy drinking this top flight Sancerre to the very last drop.

- MM

Glossary

Loire

There’s a lot to remember when it comes to the Loire. Novices, take note: Cabernet Franc is a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscadet is unparalleled as a companion to shellfish, and Cour Cheverny is the best white wine appellation you’ve never heard of. As diverse as Loire wines are, one day soon you'll know your Melon de Bourgogne from your Romorantin.

Sauvignon Blanc

Few varietals have spawned as bizarre a list of descriptors as Sauvignon Blanc. Believe it or not, “cat pee” is in fact a complimentary tasting note, associated with some of the best bottlings. (It’s a somewhat odd way of pointing out herbaceousness in the wine.) Cat pee aside, Sauvignon Blanc (sometimes called "Fumé Blanc" in California) is a bit of a chameleon in terms of style, and quite utterly at the whim of the winemaker. Some are fermented in barrel, others in stainless steel. Some...

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