WINES BY MELLIS
Welcome to our New Wine Range by Mellis.
In Febaury 2019 we contacted grape grower, wine maker and distributor Chrstophe Bosque. We spent the day tasting all his wines, listening to his method of making and got familiar with his team. Knowing where the product comes from has always been a big ethos for us here at Mellis so when he offered to show where he grows some of his grapes we jumped at the opportunity.
It has always been a goal for us to import wine. After eldest son, Rory spent time in Basque and Madrid we started learning more and more abour natural wine.
“Natural Wine is farmed organically (biodynamically, using permaculture or the like) and made (or rather transformed) without adding or removing anything in the cellar. No additives or processing aids are used, and ‘intervention’ in the naturally occurring fermentation process is kept to a minimum.”
With a new found passion we set about sourcing some of the best natural and organic wines there are to pair with cheese. Starting small we imported 10 different flavored and aged wine to pair with some of our favorite cheeses. Natural wines tend to be cloudier, more aromatic, juicer, more acidic and generally truer to the actual taste of a grape than traditional wines. The natural wines lend themselves perfectly to farmhouse cheese. They both follow the same ethos. Small scale production with minimal intervention and maximum passion for the product. The freshness of natural wines lends itself to flavorful tasting cheese. Both tasty without one overpowering the other.
We currently sell these wine in 4 of our stores; Morningside, Stockbridge, Victoria Street and St Andrews. They are also available for bars and restaurants at a reduced price.