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.
POUILLY FUME GRANDE CUVEE DES EDVINS
The vines are planted in soil predominantly composed of kimmeridgian limestone marls. The vines are 30 years old on average and are planted in a 1.5 hectare vineyard located in Saint-Laurent-l’Abbaye.
Slow fermentation in oak barrels from the forests of France’s Centre region (Allogny and Saint palais).
Vinification and ageing (12 months minimum) take place in our centuries-old cellars where the temperature remains a constant 13°C throughout the year. The wine is stirred regularly to bring lees back into suspension. It is bottles the following winter after being gently filtered. 6000 bottles are produced.
Complex nose with notes of honey, white flowers and a subtle hint of exotic aromas (coconut, toast, litchi). Lovely minerality on the finish.
Fresh and well-balanced on the palate.
This cuvee stands out for its finesse and freshness on the palate that is characteristic of the 2009 vintage.
A good match for saffron risotto with scampi, sauerkraut paired with fish, and bouillabaisse.
Ideal serving temperature : 10°C.