2017 Francois Millet & Fils Bourgogne les Rues

Burgundy, France

A wow wine - village-level Red Burgundy could hardly be better. A silky joy.


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About the Wine

Knockout first release from Francois Millet, winemaker at the famed Comte Georges de Vogue. Though just outside the Chambolle appellation this has the perfume, line and mineral freshness that Chambolle does best.

100% destemmed grapes (as are all Millets wines), 20 months old oak elevage, from vines almost 50 years old..

Super rare - we have bottles, not cases. This an incredible first release.

About Francois Millet

Chief winemaker at the illustrious Comte George de Vogue since 1986,Francois Millet is a Burgundian legend. He and his sons recently started their own label, starting with the wonderful 2017 vintage, and the first releases are utterly exceptional.

Francois only works with known growers in the Cote d'Or, using minimal intervention methods that preserve all the innate freshness, juiciness and clarity of the terroir. Contact with the grapes is only undertaken when deemed necessary to achieve the truest expression of nature.

Additional Info

From the Importer

Other side of the highway, beside the village of Chambolle. Francois believes you still get the typicity of Chambolle. Key part of why is that it is at the end of the ‘fan’ of the Combe that divides Chambolle, benefiting from the breeze + lots of alluvial rocks deposited in the vineyard from the alluvial wash. This gives the vineyard a rockier soil than many Bourgogne sites and excellent drainage. Vineyard planted in 1973, 47 years old. 100% destemmed, no pigeage, only wetting the cap by hand. 20 months elevage. Bottled in April 2019.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
Drink Until : 2028

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

We tasted, we loved, and we bought everything we could of these new Millet releases. Fine-boned, chiselled, delicate Pinot Noir. - Different Drop


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