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Intense aromas of red berries, cherries, strawberries, and blackberries. A supple and soft mouth where red berry notes reappear along with a hint of licorice.  WINEMAKER  Sébastien Millet APPELLATION  Sancerre GRAPE VARIETIES  100% Pinot Noir TERROIR  “La Caillote,” a pebbly terrain composed of clay, limestone, and white soil; and “Terre Rouge”, a red soil particular to Crézancy in Sancerre, very rich in iron. WINEMAKING  Pressed, then a 2-3 cold maceration. Malolactic fermentation begins after the alcoholic fermentation. AGING  Enameled and stainless steel tanks for 5-6 months. ALCOHOL CONTENT  12.5% Technical Sheet PDF

The Millet family founded the Domaine of “La Gemière” in 1981 on the slopes of Sancerre. Since 2000, the heirs Sebastian and Nicolas Millet have carried on the tradition of working their 19 hectares with a profound respect to the terroir’s appellation. On the bank of the Loire River, the area consists of 3 main types of soil: La Caillotes, Terre Blanche, and Terre Rouge. La Caillotes is composed of chalky and soft-surfaced limestone on a compact bedrock. Terre Blanche is clay and limestone soil locally called thick soil because of the difficulty to cultivate when soaked, due to its high …