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.
SANCERRE blanc CUVEE PIERRE ETIENNE
The grapes for this cuvée were grown on our finest flint-based slopes facing the River Loire.
Grapes harvested by hand, sorted and pressed with care. The must is fermented and aged in oak barrels (of which 30% are new) in historic cellars in the heart of Sancerre. An exceptional terroir, wood (barrels) from local forests and the climatic conditions of the cellars begin the alchemy. Fermentation lasts two months; maturing requires another two years of patience. All of this enables the minerality of the terroir to be expressed in harmony with a delicate softness developed through ageing on the lees.
This cuvée’s golden appearance is typical of barrel-aged wines. The nose starts off with aromas of citrus fruits (candied orange peel), and is underscored by spicy notes and a light smokiness, finishing with a hint of vanilla due to the wine’s barrel ageing. The palate reveals a similar complexity, giving this wine a delicious fullness and good aromatic length.