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Catherine Corbeau-Mellot, stands in the yellow light of the barrel cellar, and samples from a white wine glass.

Sancerre La Grande Châtelaine, Cuvée Prestige 2015

  • 75cl bottle

On the nose there are rich aromas of pineapple, pear and vanilla, which are echoed on the palate.


From the estate's oldest vines, planted on pebble rich clay-limestone slopes known locally as "caillottes". All vineyard processes are carried out in an environmentally-friendly manner, adapted for each terroir.


2015 was a challenging year as rains and higher temperatures than usual disturbed the flowering season. Consequently, the yields were lower than in previous years. Fortunately, a very dry summer allowed the grapes to ripen fully and to be in good health before harvest. In the same way that 2014 was a challenging but star year, 2015 is a great vintage that has given very fruity, well-balanced and rich wines with great depth.


The grapes are pressed very slowly and the juice is cold settled. The wine was fermented and aged in oak barrels (30% new oak) in Joseph Mellot's ancient cellars in the heart of Sancerre. Fermentation lasts 2-7 months and the wine is aged for 20 months. Barrel ageing adds a new dimension to the wine's structure giving vanilla flavours and good ageing potential.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted White Meats
  • Fish/Shellfish
  • Salads and Picnics
  • Mature Strong Cheeses
Perfect with seafood