We stopped into the Joseph Mellot storefront in the centre of Sancerre when visiting the Loire in September 2014. So, when looking for a Sauvignon Blanc recently, purchasing this white wine classic was an easy decision.
The grapes for this wine hail from the Tronsec vineyard in Pouilly-Fumé, across the river from Sancerre on the right bank. Only whites are produced in Pouilly-Fumé and the soils in Le Tronsec are kimmerdigian marl based which accounts for the wine’s acidity.
Pale lemon in colour, this wine has moderate aromas of gooseberry, green leaf, white flower and citrus.
The palate is dry with high acidity and herbaceous flavours of lemon pith, yellow grapefruit, green clippings, more gooseberry, and white blossom alongside a solid finish.
WSET Very Good