In 1981, in the heart of Sancerre, the La Gemiere Domaine was born.
As custodians of the lands for generations, with some incredible vineyards at their disposal, Daniel and Josette Millet begun work on a 20 hectare empire that would help quell the Parisian wine-bar demand for Sancerre of high-quality.
Since then, the estate has gone from strength to strength, with Daniel's sons now coming on board.
This is a classic, perfumed Sancerre with layers of talc, seaspray, lemon barley and passionfruit. It's the perfect foil for a roundel of Chevre. Thus far the 2017 edition has already picked up a Gold Medal at Concours des Vins de Loire.
Sourced from the 45 acre estate vineyards, the key is that it spends up to 8 months on lees in tank.
A brilliant yellow robe along with golden tint. An intense and pleasant nose on floral and fruity notes completed with a hint of gingerbread. The attack in mouth is frank with a beautiful vividness, on of citrus fruit and pear aromas where the wood is harmoniously molten.
In 1981, Daniel and Josette Millet built a winery on a plot of land in Sancerre named 'La Gemiere.' Thus the Domaine was born. In 2000, their sons Sebastian and Nicolas joined the business to work the 45 acres that the family currently hold. Most of the plots that the family hold are in the village of Crezancy in Sancerre, with a few in Bue also. The varying soils of Sancerre provide the distinct minerality that the region is famed for. The Millet family work their land with respect and passion. With their unique terroir in mind, they put a focus on bringing out the individual qualities of the region through their wines.
Gold Medal at Concours des Vins de Loire