Joseph Mellot Les Morinieres Chinon 2018

The Mellot name has been associated with wine since 1513. César Mellot gained his reputation as wine advisor to Louis XIV, and was the head of a long dynasty of passionate winegrowers whose know-how has been passed from generation to generation. Today, Catherine oversees the estate’s 90 hectares in all of the Centre-Loire region’s appellations.

The 40 year old vines of Cabernet Franc are planted in predominantly clay-limestone soil and benefit from south/ south-eastern exposure. After harvest, the grapes are destemmed and fermented for 20 days under monitored temperatures. The wine is aged in tanks.

Deep red in color with purple highlights, the wine has a fruity nose with aromas of black fruit (black currant, blackberry). The wine is full and round on the palate with soft, fine tannins. The perfect match for deli meats, poultry, grilled or stewed meats, game and some cow’s milk cheeses such as camembert.