This historic 500 year old family owned estate in Sancerre, has become a specialist in the production of Great Wines from Centre Loire Valley thanks to its unrivalled know how.
Joseph Mellot wines express the quintessence of each of their terroirs.
Known for and distinguished by their high quality in more than 40 countries
globally, Joseph Mellot wines are the Ambassador for the Loire’s finest vintages.
Under the leadership of Catherine Corbeau Mellot, the Estate is now committed to sustainable development using Sustainable Agricultural methods to cultivate its vines.
REUILLY ROSE LES MILETS
This is a historic varietal of the Loire Valley which has become rare today.
SURFACE OF THE APPELLATION
145 ha and 15 % en Pinot Gris.
The vines are 15 to 20 years old and are located on the left bank of the Cher River, south-west of Quincy. They receive a great deal of sun and are planted in prominent hillocks composed of sandy, gravely alluvial deposits that date back to the beginning of the Quaternary Period.
WORK IN THE VINEYARD
Environmentally friendly growing methods are adapted to suit each terroir.
The grapes are pressed immediatly and fermented at low temperatures.
A very very pale salmon-pink colour with silver, clear and sparkling tints.
Floral (white blossom) and fruity (peach) nose.
Full taste with marked peach fragrance.
A fresh attack.
Why not match this wine with similarly coloured dishes such as a marinated raw salmon terrine served with tangy, herbed cream. It may also be paired with grizzard salad dressed with balsamic vinegar, deli meats, and grilled meat or fish. Duck in orange with sherry vinegar would also be a good match.
Ideal serving temperature is 8°C.