2016 Domaine de Millet Colombard-Ugni Blanc Côtes de Gascogne Blanc SKU #1308922


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Tasting Notes

Côtes 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.

Staff Reviews

  • Andrew Stevens
    By: Andrew Stevens
    K&L Staff Member
    I was shocked when I first tasted this wine a couple of vintages ago and it continues to impress me now. For those looking for every day, quaffable picnic perfect white wine for an absolute bargain price look no further. White orchard fruit and grapefruit notes meet floral aromatics with a mineral-driven intensity. A wave of acid helps keeps all the fruit here in balance and leaves you ready for another sip, glass, and bottle.
  • Jacques Moreira
    By: Jacques Moreira
    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...
  • Cliff Spinola
    By: Cliff Spinola
    K&L Staff Member
    My go-to white wine! If you're looking for something a little different, something refreshing, something unpretentious and just good to drink that won't break the bank, this is your winner! It's tangy and zesty with very floral aromatics and hints of grapefruit. You can't afford not to try this.


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