TGIF! With the weekend upon us, it’s time for some rest, relaxation, and wine, of course! I took a midweek break pre-weekend to visit my fabulous mother-in-law. We always have the best time up there and during this trip, she had the perfect accessory for me – a Rosé bottle floatie. I grabbed a bottle of Joseph Mellot Sancerre Vigne de la Demoiselle Rosé 2018 to test it out.
Joseph Mellot is a historical and family domaine located in Sancerre. Sancerre is a small wine district in central France, famous for its crisp, aromatic white wines made from Sauvignon Blanc. The Sancerre viticultural area covers a 15-mile stretch of rolling hills on the west bank of the Loire. Roughly 7,000 acres (2,800ha) of vines are now devoted to producing the appellation’s wines, almost double the acreage when the Sancerre appellation was created in November 1936. The origins of the Joseph Mellot family go back to more than 500 years (now that’s a loooong time). They also practice sustainable development and the vineyard is conducted under sustainable agriculture.
I couldn’t find much info about the wine, but believe it was made with Pinot Noir. In the bottle, it was Jolly Rancher pink, but once I poured a bit out I saw that it was light pink in color. It had a strong nose of ripe red berries. It was juicy and fruit forward, a bit tart at times even, but still dry with nice acidity. It had a nice body to it with a punch of flavor and a nice finish. This wine came from WTSO.com (Wines ‘Til Sold Out), which is the first and largest wine website, selling one wine at a time until sold out. Wines are offered at the best price online, up to 70% off, and include free shipping options (sweet!). I did A LOT of digging and found that this one was sold on there for $17.99 but had a retail price of $36. I paired it with sunshine and a pool day before heading back home.
How do you like to spend your weekend?