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Nicolas Millet, Vigneron à Bué
Vins parcellaires
Vins Traditionnels
Appellation Sancerre Contrôlée
  • 1700s : beginning of the domain, In Bue, 0.5 hectare (1.25 acre) of vines, fields , orchards and animals.
  • 1800s : 3 hectares (7.4 acres) area for the domain, planted by Gamay and Pinot noir grapevariety
  • 1910-20s : After Phylloxera crisis , Sauvignon grapevariety has been selected and planted, with a selection of plots
  • 1940 : the domain is owned by Pierre and Bernard, the 2 additional brothers
  • 1973 : Francois (Bernard’s son) work on the domain. Polyculture farming is converted in a selection of plot planted by Sauvignon and Pinot noir in the Sancerre appelation area. The domain size is 10 hectares
  • 1980: the domain is distributed in 5 countries
  • 2008 : After his studies in Beaune, Nicolas ( son of François ) start working on the domain. Nicolas is the 9th Millet’sgeneration to perpetuate the tradition and the ancestral knowledge
  • 2020 : Organic farming working and beginning with biodynamic farming and agriculture regenerative
  • 2021 : organic qualification ( certified 2024 vintage)
  • The domain is distributed in a lot of countries, in France and in the upper restaurants


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The vineyard


The domain is located in the small town of Bué, in the south part of the Sancerre appelation area.
A forty plots mosaic made the domain, On the best slopes around the town.
Nowadays, Nicolas Millet domain is 14.88 hectares (36.7 acres) planted by the traditional Sauvignon Blanc, to produce Sancerre Blanc and 4.37 hectares (8.74 acres) with mythical Pinot Noir for Sancerre Rouge and Rosé Nicolas and his staff work a lot in the vineyard to take care of each vine stock.

Les terroirs

It has needed several millions years to make the Sancerre’s soil so complex. On the domain you will discover 4 of this exceptional lands. They give the chance to the vinestock to develop typical fragrances.


Jurassic period land

Oxfordian limestone or upper bedded limestone

Soil origin : -158 millions years
Spécificities : Limestone soil, with some white limestone pebbles on 60% of the soil line. Small clay quantities We name this kind of soil « caillotes ».

Buzancais limestone

Soil origin : -153 millions years
Spécificities : hard limestone, 80% ot the soil surface covered by white medium stones and sometimes bigger one. Poor clayey soil.

Kimeridgian clay ou « Terres blanche »

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jurassique terre blanches


Soil origin : -150 millions years
Spécificities : Geological formation made by submarine clay. It’s really easy to find ammonites, fossilized oysters on this soil.
Deep soils, named « terres blanches » in Sancerre area.


Cretacé period soil

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Flint or « Chailloux ».

Soil origin : -90 millions years
Spécificities : geological formation is a complex method for flint. This soil is made by angular and sharp stone. We find some fossilized sea urchins . When the rocks rub against each other, some sparks appear and the characteristic smell of flint.