2014 Domaine de Millet Colombard-Ugni Blanc Cotes de Gascogne Blanc SKU #1200483

Price: $8.99

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K&L Notes

Cotes de Gascogne is primarily known for the production of Armagnac; it wasn’t until the last 20 years or so that producers began to take table wine production seriously. Traditionally, these wines would have been distilled into Armagnac. Producers found that by fermenting at lower temperatures in stainless steel, they could develop and preserve more powerful aromatics. Though yields are high, costs have stayed low and the wines are consequently some of the best bargain whites in France. Domaine de Millet is first and foremost an Armagnac producer. They are fifth generation producers with the reins now in the hands of daughter Laurence. The Côtes de Gascogne Blanc is an expressive blend of 50% Colombard and 50% Ugni Blanc. This wine is a great alternative white for you Sauvignon Blanc drinkers out there. It is loaded with peach and citrus aromatics and has vibrant acidity and clarity. (Keith Mabry, K&L French Regional Buyer)

Staff Reviews

  • Ivan Diaz
    By: Ivan Diaz
    5/7/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    Although Domaine Millet is primarily known for the production of quality Armagnac, we've become more enamored with this ridiculously inexpensive (and ridiculously good) white wine from their estate. Made with Ugni Blanc and Colombard, this acts as a great next step for Sauvignon Blanc drinkers looking for something new. Bright, refreshing, citrusy fruit guides the palate making it a perfect summertime slugger.
  • Illya Haase
    By: Illya Haase
    11/27/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    What a lovely wine. From the Côtes de Gascogne, a blend of 50% Colombard and 50% Ugni Blanc. Fresh fruit and acidity with a surprising weight on the mid-palate. This is the perfect holiday wine. Just by itself or it can stand up to some great holiday food fare!
  • Mari Keilman
    By: Mari Keilman
    10/1/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    Bright yellow fruit like starfruit and lemon, with hints of grass, grapefruit and a beautiful river pebble minerality overwhelm the nose of this staff favorite. Hands down, one of the best values in the entire store.
  • Steve Bearden
    By: Steve Bearden
    5/22/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    This super summer sipper is an amazing value and very versatile for BBQ's, the patio, picnics casual get- togethers and as an all-around thirst-quencher. This delicious and affordable blend of equal parts Colombard and Ugni Blanc is crisp, clean and tangy with a crushed fruit middle of citrus and peach.
  • John Majeski
    By: John Majeski
    4/29/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    Ugni Blanc (aka Trebbiano) grows in abundance in both France and Italy, where it is used as both table wine and in the crafting of fine Armagnacs in Gascogne. This is a bright, refreshing blend of Ugni Blanc and Colombard, imbued with citrus, white flower and quince notes, harmonious and pure, perfect as a delightful aperitif or with a variety of foods from salads to shellfish. Drink throughout the long summer, it is a wonder!
    Top Value!
  • Jacques Moreira
    By: Jacques Moreira
    4/13/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    It amazes me that we are now drinking wines from Gasgogne, and beautiful wines at that! This Colombard/Ugni Blanc offers a lot of tropical fruit along a juicy acidity that not only frames the wine nicely but also entices the appetite for another sip. Try that with light appetizers, salads, light seafood, and I could go on...
  • Keith Mabry
    By: Keith Mabry
    4/2/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    A terrific alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, this has lively tropical notes of pineapple and papaya. On the palate zingy grapefruit and guava. It is a lusty wine with nice nerve and a refreshing finish. A perfect wine to quaff on a warm summer day.

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