Sancerre "Insolite", Millet
Staff Pick

Sancerre "Insolite", Millet - 2020

Item # 42288 750mL
$44.96/ Single Bottle
$269.76 $242.78/ Case of 6
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Tasting Notes

After a 12 hour skin maceration in a press covered by carbonic gas, the grapes were fermented and subsequently aged until the following spring unoaked. The aromas are delightful, rich, unctuous on the palate with a fine finish.

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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

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