Domaine Jean-Michel Sorbe Quincy Blanc 2019
(Loire Valley, France) - [W&S 93]
Regular price $40.00 Sale price $24.97 Save $15.03
Located in the town of Preuilly, Domaine Joseph Mellot is one of the leaders in the Loire Valley. The Mellot dynasty was founded in Sancerre in 1513 by Pierre-Etienne Mellot. In fact, in 1698, César Mellot was entrusted with the task of advising King Louis XIV on his choice of wines. Throughout the years, generation upon generation has continued to enrich and perfect the family's winemaking skills.
The domaine 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. Now it has doubled its size, with more than 100 hectares (247 acres) under vine & extended into some of the great appellations of the Centre-Loire, such as Pouilly-Fumé, Ménetou-Salon, Quincy, Reuilly and Coteaux-du-Giennois.
A pale golden-yellow color with green tints. An expressive, powerful nose dominated by white flowers and grapefruit aromas. On the palate it is full and well-balanced with a nice freshness and good acidity. Clean, crisp and dry finish.
Perfect with seafood and oysters. It is also a good match with goat cheese, such as Crottin de Chavignol, and cheese fondues.
Wine Type: White
Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Age of vines: 35-40 years
Agricultural Practices: Sustainable
Soil type: sand & gravel
Vinification: Gentle pressing in pneumatic press; temperature-controlled fermentation for several weeks; aged on the fine lees with a single filtration.
Ratings & Reviews
93 Points - Wine & Spirits Magazine:
"Catherine Corbeau Mellot has run this estate since her husband Alexandre's passing in 2005, six years after he had taken over Sorbe's domaine. She ferments and ages this Quincy in stainless steel, producing a healthy, structured sauvignon with overtones of tropical fruit. Its minerality comes off akin to grill-smoke, adding depth and placing the wine with a grilled pork chop and poached apples." (April 2021)