Sancerre Rouge, Le Connétable de Joseph Mellot

Sancerre Rouge, Le Connétable de Joseph Mellot

The Pinot Noir grapes are grown in vineyards located on very steep slopes on soils rich in flint. A traditional vinification is carried out in vats with the malolactic fermentation occurring in oak barrels from the central region (forest of Saint-Palais, Allogny); this is followed by ten months ageing in oak barrels – a third new. Dark ruby-red, the wine shows blackberry and spicy-oak notes on the nose; the palate is smooth and round with integrated tannins on the finish.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: France
  • Region: Loire Valley
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Producer: Joseph Mellot
  • Primary grape: Pinot Noir
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £25.11
  • Code: 25863
  • Expression: Ring