Gold Medal - Gilbert & Gaillard
Producer: Domaine Millet
Wine: 2020 Petit Chablis
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay - stainless steel, no oak
Color: Pale with turquoies highlights - clear and gleaming to the eye
Nose: Fine and elegant with pleasant notes of pear and pineapple.
Palate: Attack is supple and fresh with with great length and richness. The finish is juicy and harmonious with lovely apple and pear.
Food: Shellfish casserole, scallop tartar with apple, fish tartar with fresh coriander.
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar until 2024
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