Wine of the Week

 

2016 Joseph Mellot Sancerre l'Original
Loire Valley, France

 

This historic 500 year old family owned estate in Sancerre, has become a specialist in the production of Great Wines from 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 countriesglobally, 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.

 

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Celebrating 500 years since the Mellot family started in Sancerre, this wine is a blend from some of the best parcels in the domaine. The color is pale gold with green highlights. It opens at once with a very expressive nose of white flowers such as lime blossom and acacia, then citrus fruits and flint. It is rich and intensely fruity, showing herbal, spice and juicy apple and pear flavors. Its lovely ending, lengthy and mineral, unambiguously reminds one of its Sancerre noble origin.

93 Points, Wine Enthusiast