Franck and Betty Millet
B. Millet, a 22-hectare estate based in Bué, is a third-generation Sancerre producer run by husband and wife team Betty and Franck Millet. In Sancerre, there is a mix of limestone and chalk terroirs - the majority of the domaine’s white vineyards are located on limestone, which accentuates the minerality that Sancerre is famous for, and the majority of red vineyards are located on clay, which is well suited for Pinot Noir. Millet produces Sancerre Blanc, as well as a beautiful Sancerre Rouge and Rosé. These are classic, archetypal Sancerre: the white combines a core of bracing acidity and focused minerality, marked by aromatic citrus and herbal notes. Ageing is done in stainless steel for the whites and rosés, and a mix of stainless steel and neutral oak for the reds. In the vineyard, work is done by hand, with a rigorous green harvest during the summer.