Acclaimed Loire producer Joseph Mellot chooses We & Wine as its Swedish partner
Joseph Mellot, one of the most prestigious estates in Central Loire has chosen We & Wine as their new importer for Sweden.
The estate was established in 1513 by Pierre Etienne Mellot. The estate flourished to the extent that César Mellot became the wine advisor to Louis XIV in the 17th century, and the Mellot family has made their mark in the wine industry in each century since. The estate received its current name, Joseph Mellot in 1969. Today the Joseph Mellot estate in managed by Mrs Catherine Corbeau-Mellot who is continuing the generations-long work of the family in developing and modernising the estate.
Joseph Mellot estate is a true ambassador for Central Loire representing all of the wine appellations in the area: Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé, Menetou-Salon, Reuilly, Quincy, Coteaux du Giennois and Châteaumeillant. With over 100 hectares of vineyards Joseph Mellot strives towards creating wines which are true to the unique terroir in each appellation.
The Mellot family also pioneered wine tourism; their restaurant ‘Auberge Mellot’ in Sancerre was founded in 1882, where Claude Monet was one of the most famous guests.
Joseph Mellot’s production is deeply involved in environmental sustainability, which is shown not only by their organic certification of Domaine des Emois, but also by their certification according to ISO 14001, guaranteeing traceability from grape to bottle. Joseph Mellot also works constantly to reduce their carbon footprint.
Josep Mellot’s high quality approach has earned them a lot of accolades, the latest being “Producer of the Year” title at the Sommelier Wine Awards in 2015.
‘We are very enthusiastic of this partnership. Joseph Mellot’s wines are of great quality and their offering is unique in the Central Loire Valley. We are eager and proud to bring them to our markets’, says Erika Nord at We & Wine.
The selection for Sweden will initially include organically certified wines from Sancerre and Chinon as well as wines from Pouilly-Fumé and Menetou-Salon – where ’Menetou-Salon Les Thureaux’ is known as a fixed listing at Systembolaget.
For further information, please contact Erika Nord, Product Team Manager & Partner at We & Wine
+46734 28 15 00