185 cases made ~A new Morgon Beaujolais, as you may or may not know, we are big fans of Cru Beaujolais! 2013 sees the celebration of 500 years of the Mellot family!
The Sancerre Blanc « year » vintage is the result of a 2012 crop of grapes from a plot of land situated on the south east-facing hillside, looking over towards the Loire, in a flint-rich vineyard, typical of Joseph Mellotwines.
It will be bottled in an original bottle depicting the topography of Sancerre. Tasting: lemon citrus, with a hint of spice, balanced minerality, faint pear richness, well rounded, long finish. Toschi 2010 Merlot, California We’re completely surprised by this Merlot.
Early in our winemaking partnership, before the advent of Harlan Estate, we worked with over sixty top growers and vineyards throughout the Napa Valley.
By way of this valuable experience, we had the opportunity to identify select properties that we felt had the potential to define the “Grand Crus” of Napa Valley.
These small, hillside Cabernet vineyards, ranging in size from 7 to 11 acres became the basis for the wines of BOND.
BOND: A portfolio of wines that are diverse in their geographic representation and ‘Grand Cru’ in quality, all under the umbrella of one philosophy, one team, one mark.The prizewinners from the ESAT based their work around the core values of the Joseph Mellot Estate of seriousness, timeless elegance and a respect for the local land.Therefore the students offered labelling with chic modern graphics, symbolising the mineral world which dominates the style of Joseph Mellot wines.To celebrate this, Catherine Corbeau Mellot wished to honour past generations by creating a special « year » vintage.To celebrate this longevity, she decided to contact a fine arts and graphic design college, the ESAT (Ecole Supérieure des Arts et Techniques) in Paris, with a view to holding a competition. To design an original bottle covering embodying the Estate’s values and universe.Today, the 2010 is absolutely striking in its beauty.