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Wine Details
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

Sancerre
  • 75cl bottle

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

Vineyards

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.

Vintage

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.

Winemaking

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