- Type: Red
- Country: France
- Region: Loire Valley
- Vintage: 2017
- Producer: Joseph Mellot
- Primary grape: Pinot Noir
- Bottle size: 75cl
- List price: £9.28
- Code: 25862
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Light, bright, fresh reds
- Appenzeller, Brie, chaumes, Cheddar, Cheshire, Gruyère, Morbier, parmesan, Port-Salut. Creamy blue
- Bouillabaisse, cod with pancetta, seared e.g. salmon, sea bass, sea bream, tuna
- Anise, basil, bay leaf, capers, chives, mint, sage, saffron
- Light pork dishes, black pudding, charcuterie, roast chicken, goose, guinea fowl, turkey
- Bolognese, tomato-based sauces e.g. napoletana. Lasagne, spicy sauces e.g. arrabiata, chorizo and paprika
- Spicy, savoury e.g. teriyaki. Light Indian e.g. rogan josh. Jerk chicken or pork, piri-piri
- Smoked and cured-meat salads. Grilled vegetables, olives, ratatouille, mushroom risotto
About the Wine
This lovely red Wine by Joseph Mellot is produced in the Loire Valley. You won't find this wine stocked in multiple retailers. Available in 75cl bottles, imported by Hatch Mansfield. Joseph Mellot Destinéa Pinot Noir, Val de Loire is an inviting wine, made from Pinot Noir grapes. This screwcap wine is one of a growing number in our list that can be enjoyed by vegan drinkers. Light and fresh red, a flexible choice to partner with a range of dishes from simple chicken to spicy lamb or beef. This wine is part of our core range.
A temperamental thin skinned grape and difficult to grow, when produced of any quality it demands high prices. The thin skin means it's very light in colour body and tannin, it characteristically has searing acidity and full lingering flavours of raspberry, strawberry, cherry, violets and sweet spice.
Following on from a fantastic vintage the year before, French vineyards endured a mixed bag of weather conditions in the early part of the growing season followed by a long, hot summer which produced some memorable wines, even to rival to the excellence of the previous year.Explore France