2011 Franck Millet Sancerre Rosé

SKU #1089898

From one of our favorite Sancerre producers, the Domaine Franck Millet, whose wines we love so much that we directly import them. Not only does this mean we get to bring you these spectacular wines, but that we can do so at some pretty excellent pricing too. This 100% Pinot Noir rosé comes from limestone-clay soil of their Sancerre vineyards, which are located two hours south of Paris on the fringes of the Loire Valle. This is a wonderfully food-friendly pink that can stand up to your Santa Maria-style tri-tip, grilled sausages or spicy Vietnamese banh mi.

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By: Illya Haase |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/30/2012  | Send Email
With all the one note Provence Rose's out there. I really love this wine. Great fruit and mineral on the nose and palate! Millet is just such a fantastic wine making. This Rose out of Sancerre is a can miss!

By: Mike Parres |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/18/2012  | Send Email
A pale salmon color leads to a mineral and slightly strawberry aroma. This follows to the palate with a clean, refreshing fruity flavor and fabulous acidity.

By: Jeremy Bohrer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/30/2012  | Send Email
Awesome!

By: Ryan Woodhouse |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/28/2012  | Send Email
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Classic mineral driven, lean, crisp and refreshing Sancerre Rose. Made from saigneed Pinot Noir grown in the limestone soils of Franck Millet's estate. This wine is lithe, bright and zesty with intense mineral components. Great as an aperitif, with sushi or other seafood based appetizers.

By: Adam Parry |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 4/28/2012  | Send Email
100% Pinot Noir with a great minerality cutting right through from start to elegant finish. Fancy a slightly different pink from the classic Provencal styled roses. I am thinking summer harvest salads with a nice piece of grilled salmon.Enjoy!

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Varietal:

Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
Sub-Region:

Loire

- Of all of the French wine producing regions, the Loire might produces the greatest variety of wines. They range from still to sparkling, very dry and acidic to hearty sweet, and clear in color to a deep purple. The diversity of wine produced in this region is due in part to its dynamic climate, which ranges from Continental to Mediterranean. This region is best known for Sauvignon blanc, Chenin blanc and Cabernet Franc. The most famous areas in the Loire Valley may be Sancerre and Vouvray.
Alcohol Content (%): 12.5