Emmanuelle Mellot Marcelle

Emmanuelle Mellot - 2018 Reuilly Blanc “Marcelle”

Price: $24.00
Size: 750ml

Out of stock

Type of Wine: White
Style: High acid, Mineral

About The Wine

The Reuilly appellation sits at about seventy kilometers away from Sancerre’s town center and is made by one of her winery partners. Unlike Sancerre, Reuilly is a strong polycultural area with more diverse crops covering land than hills covered in vineyards—there only 225 hectares of vines in total (Sancerre has over 2600) and about 112 of them are Sauvignon Blanc. The quality vineyards are close to the Cher River and grown on the famous Kimmeridgian limestone marls with clay and various deposits of sand and gravel brought in by the river ages ago.

Emmanuelle’s selectionné “Marcelle” is named after her great aunt. “Like me, she worked with her brother Edmond and I always felt very close to her because we had the same destiny at two different times,” she explained. This Sauvignon Blanc is grown on very stony limestone marl with sand and gravel facing toward the east. Only organic treatments are made in the vineyards (while not certified organic) and the fermentation is made by wild yeast. After a short primary fermentation and three months in stainless steel the wine is bottled after fining and filtration.