There was a time when Sancerre was 'the thing' and it's not hard to see why it fell out of favour, given the ease of drinkability and wallet-friendly pricing of Antipodean Sauvignon Blancs. This will remind you why it deserves its place in the world wine canon with its smoky, crisp apple notes and mineral qualities. It's deliberately refined and a little more reserved than New World styles, and all the more authentic and enjoyable for that.
Domaine Joseph Mellot is a historic, family-owned wine estate that dates back to 1513. Over the generations, the Domaine has become a specialist in the fine wines of the Central-Loire Valley vineyards. Its unique savoir-faire has made it an ambassador for the wines of the region. Today, this family-owned estate is the only one to have a presence in all the Central Loire Valley appellations, including Sancerre, Pouilly-Fume, Pouilly-sur-Loire, Menetou-Salon, Quincy, Reuilly, Coteaux du Giennois and Châteaumeillant.
Sancerre is in fact the birthplace of Domaine Joseph Mellot and La Chatellenie is a single vineyard of 22 hectares with ancient soils from the Cretaceous period. This flint rich siliceous clay imparts the subtle hint of gun-flint. Sauvignon Blanc thrives in the flint rich soils of Sancerre, giving it its distinctive gun-flint flavours. This Sancerre is utterly divine with fantastic freshness and great depth.