"Delicate zesty citrus and a hint of celery. Benchmark Petit Chablis. Lightish but has all the stony freshness of the region. Well sustained, too. Nicely dusty character on the nose. Super-fresh and dry."
Gold Medal: Concours des Burgondia
Producer: Domaine Millet
Wine: 2018 Petit Chablis
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay - stainless steel, no oak
Nose: Fine and elegant with pleasant notes of exotic notes of pineapple, pear and hints of celery.
Palate: Attack is fresh and supple with with great length and richness. The finish is juicy and harmonious.
Food: Shellfish casserole, scallop tartar with apple, fish tartar with fresh coriander.
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar until 2023
Domaine Millet is located in Tonnerre. Originally farming cereal and poultry on their Chablis farm, the Millet family started wine production in 1980. This family-owned estate is comprised of 32 acres on 4 of the 20 sites of the Chablis Appellation - Poilly, Viviers, Béru, Chichée. Today, the estate is run by Baudouin Millet.
In Chablis, the soil is a determining factor. Millions of years ago, the crushed remains of oyster shells fossilized and eventually became the unique soil that lies under the vineyards of Chablis. This specific soil gives Chablis its unique steely, crisp, refined and mineral character. Domaine Millet's aim is to interfere as little as possible with the natural ecology of the vineyard. There is no systematic treatment. The belief is that a healthy soil will produce healthier vines requiring less outside interference.
The vineyards of the Petit Chablis appellation lie on either side of the river Serein. This AOC was instituted in 1944. It is one of the jewels in the crown of the Chablis region which forms the “golden gate” to Bourgogne. A Chardonnay wine through and through, Petit Chablis has, in fact, nothing “little” about it.
Information by: Burgundy Wines
These carefully selected terroirs occupy the higher portions of the winegrowing slopes or the edge of the plateau. The soils are brown and derived from hard limestones, with patches of sandy silts. Altitudes: mostly between 230 and 280 meters, with various exposures.