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 rouge LE CONNETABLE
Our vines are planted on very steep slopes with flint-rich soil.
This type of terroir does not exist throughout the entire appellation wich gives this wine its unique character. The grapes are handpicked and sorted.
Traditional vinification in tanks. Malolactic fermentation takes place in oak barrels from France’s Centre region (Saint Palais and Allogny forests). Aged for a total of 10 months with a proportion of 1/3 new oak in our 12th century cellars in Sancerre.
Deep ruby red in colour with brilliant highlights.
An elegant nose combines empyreumatic notes from the wine’s barrel ageing with aromas of blackberry.
Round on the palate revealing beautiful tannic structure.
This wine’s aromatic length and long finish suggest excellent ageing potential.
This wine’s structure makes it a good match for winter dishes such as game and stews.
Ideal serving temperature : 14° to 16°C.