The fermentation of Sancerre Domaine Gérard Millet took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After racking, the wine was matured on its lees without undergoing malolactic conversion. Sancerre Domaine Gérard Millet was made in an unoaked style in order to maintain the purity of fruit.
The appellation of Sancerre is part of the “central vineyards” of the Loire Valley, with almost all of the appellation situated on the left bank of the Loire River, opposite Pouilly Fumé. This region has a continental climate, as it is some 400 kilometres from the Atlantic Coast, with short, hot summers and long, cold winters. Early spring frosts are an annual threat in the vineyards. These vines are grown in chalky soils which provide good drainage for the vines.
Domaine Gérard Millet is situated in Bué in the Sancerre region of the Loire Valley, where the Millet family has been making wine for over six generations. Gérard and Isabelle have now been joined by their son Steve. The estate covers a total of 20 hectares of vineyards, of which three hectares are planted with Pinot Noir grapes. Some of the vines are 25 years old. These vineyards are situated around various villages in the Sancerre region. The family owned Domaine Gérard Millet is well equipped and has recently invested in new heat exchange equipment to ensure that the grapes and must are cooled to obtain maximum freshness in the wine.