Léon Millot

(aka. Kuhlmann 194.2)

Leon Millot’s ability to ripen early in short growing seasons keeps it commercially important to wineries in Michigan, Ohio, and along the Atlantic seaboard as far North as Nova Scotia. Leon Millot typically produces structured red wines with rich color and round approachable tannins. This grape is the offspring of a North American Riparia-rupestris and Vinifera (Goldriesling) parents. Earlier in the 20th century, Leon Millot became a relatively important hybrid in northern French regions such as Alsace, where its ability to deepen the pale color of varieties like Pinot Noir was seen as a virtue. Today, its use has all but been legislated out of existence in French vineyards, following the introduction of AOC regulations in the 1930s.

Leon, you put the Haut Couture in the Haut Rhin. You were even the seductive and elegant Miss Pinot Noir’s personal designer in Northern France. In the ‘cool’ hangouts of Alsace, your colorful costumes brought the attention which the pale Burgundian Read more »

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  • Keuka Lake Vineyards Leon Millot Finger Lakes Fournier 2011

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    Wine review by TL1053


  • So, I'm back after my trip to Denmark (and Italy, but more about that ... ... blend of Rondo, Regent and Leon Millot). Skærsøgaard vineyard was the first authorized commercial vineyard in Denmark (2001), and has won several awards both nationally and internationally. Based on that, I decided it would be a good place to start.After several warn... Read More

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  • I currently live in the US, however originally from Denmark, I'm interested ... ... grape varieties (Rondo, Leon Millot, Reberger, Cabernet Cortis, etc.). A couple of years ago, I visited the winery Dyrehoej Vingaard in Denmark. Unfortunately they didn't offer tastings of their red and white table wines, but only of their fortified fruit wines... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine from Denmark?


  • Leon Millot-Organic Grapes

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    Wine review by shyahoo


  • Lakewood Vineyards Long Stem Red Finger Lakes 2008

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    200811.9% ABVBaco Noir, Marechal Foch, Vincent, DeChaunac, Leon Millot Blend750mL$8.99Rich garnet to almost purple in color. Notes of earth and berries followed by a smooth vanilla. Some acid followed by earth, chocolate, leather and cherries or maybe cranberries at the finish. Read More

    Wine review by MatthewPhilips


  • I'm a wine lover from Norway. The cold north: "Late June to early August is when the weather is warmest and the days are long and bright. Temperatures in July and August can reach 25°C - 30°C. At the same time there is hardly any humidity in the air. In winter much of Norway is usually transformed into a snow-clad paradise. The lower inland area... Read More

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  • Wollersheim Winery Red Blend Lake Wisconsin Domaine du Sac 2005

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    Wine review by Trotter155


  • Wollersheim Winery Red Blend Lake Wisconsin Domaine du Sac 2005

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    very good wine for a wisconsin winery...very good! Read More

    Wine review by surfsup


  • Wollersheim Winery Red Blend Lake Wisconsin Domaine Reserve 2005

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    appearance:clear bright, medium ruby red a core, breaking paler at rim. with many thin and ong legs around the bowlnose:clean, youthful, with medium intensity aromas of soft red fruit, smoke, vanilla, and hints of pepermint. a soft nose, pleasant and perfumedpalate:dry, low acidity, low tannin (ripe and round), medium + alcohol and medium body... Read More

    Wine review by Grande Passione


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