There is no greater Sancerre produced – PERIOD!
The world’s finest Sancerre made – Joseph Mellot Cuvée “Pierre Etienne”
Just released February 2018 and received in the USA is the 2015 vintage.
Domain Joseph Mellot is recognized as the world’s benchmark of exceptional quality Sauvignon Blanc in over 40 countries around the world. Producing fine wines from Sancerre, Domain Joseph Mellot is an ambassador for the best Sancerre of the Loire Valley.
This historic 500 year old family owned estate in Sancerre, has become a specialist in the production of Great Wines from Center Loire Valley thanks to its unrivaled know how. Joseph Mellot wines express the quintessence of each of their terroirs.
The Sauvignon Blanc grapes are harvested by hand, sorted and pressed with care. The grape-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 is a wood-aged wine, named after the founder of the Mellot dynasty in the 16th century. It is richly endowed, packed with fine white fruit that contrasts with the stony steely texture. There is a great tang of acidity and orange zest at the end. The wine is still young and will repay cellaring until at least 2022.
The bottle is a replica of a historical Sancerre bottle. The labels are reproductions of labels from the 1930’s. This is the absolute finest Sancerre available in the world.
A must-have wine for restaurants who take serious pride in their offerings, and for the true wine aficionado to savor with someone dear.
The benchmark for Sancerre – Joseph Mellot Cuvée “Pierre Etienne”