• Millot 2019

Millot 2019 $23.00

We are very happy to offer Millot this year!  Léon Millot is a red hybrid grape similar to Marechal Foch.  We have made this in a fruit- forward Beaujolais style.  With lots of fresh raspberry and blackberry fruit notes, and a light contribution of toast, spice and vanilla from the 3 months of barrel aging, it is best SERVED CHILLED AT ABOUT 10ºC.   Drink now as a summer red!  Can age up to 2 years but not longer.

  • Barrel aged 3 months
  • Alcohol 12.5%
  • pH 3.7
  • TA 7.0
  • Residual Sugar 1.5g/l
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Product Description

Leon Millot (“Millot”) is a red variety of hybrid grape.  It was created in 1886 in Colmar, Alsace, by the French Viticulturist Eugene Kuhlman by crossing the hybrid grape Millardet et Grasset 101-14 (which is vitis vinifera x vitis rupestris) with the vitis vinifera Gold riesling.   Kuhlman also developed the hybrid grapes Marechal Foch (“Foch”) , Marechal Joffre and Lucie Kuhlmann from the same crossing trials and they are all related. We grow Millot on C3309 rootstock and find it is a very manageable vine when grown VSP and with two pairs of cordons.   It ripens early compared to other red varietals – we usually harvest it 2 weeks before our Pinots.