Joseph Mellot Sincerité Pinot Noir
About the wine:
This wine may be labeled as a generic Loire Valley red, but it smells and feels just exactly the way Pinot Noir from the Loire Valley heading toward Sancerre Rouge should smell like. Dusty, lifted rose petal aromas encompass dark cherry notes and an earthy, mineral essence is greatly appreciated as well. Perfect with a little chill, this is a fantastic "any time" wine that will also pair with anything from light poultry dishes to fresh vegetarian fare.
The grapes are partially de-stemmed and fermented at 28°C for one week. The press wine and free-run wine is aged separately and is gently filtered before being bottled. Ruby red in color, clear and brilliant. Notes of red berries on the nose. Soft and round on the palate with good length and lovely finesse. Fruity finish.
About the producer:
The Domain is well-respected for the consistent quality of its wines and has seen significant growth since the 1980s. At that time it covered 50 hectares with precious plots located on the best hillsides. Already well-known in France for the quality of its wines, it is going to spread to the world's best tables, as a credible Ambassador for Sancerre.
Today, Joseph Mellot, first French Domaine in the Centre-Loire to have obtained ISO 14001 certification, is growing its vines using Sustainable Agriculture. Unanimously hailed as a French reference standard for its elegant and mineral wines as much as for the values it conveys: integrity, respect for the environment, loyalty to the region, today the domain can be found in 47 countries and is well-established in Scandinavia as well as in Asian markets.