Alphonse Mellot La Moussiére Sancerre Blanc

Alphonse Mellot La Moussiére Sancerre Blanc

£26.95

4 in stock (can be backordered)

Produced organically and bio-dynamically, this is a beautiful example of a Sancerre from the Loire Valley….devine!

4 in stock (can be backordered)

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Located in the Loire region, Sancerre is an isolated hill that rises up in the middle of beautiful landscape surrounding the Loire River.  Domaine La Moussiere is a single vineyard comprising of over 30 hectares in the upper Sancerre region and is, because of its exceptional quality classified as a unique category amongst Sancerre wines.  The Mellot family can be traced back as fare as 1513 as winegrowers and wine merchants and Cesar Mellot was appointed Wine Advisor to Louis XIV in 1698.  In the beginning of the 19th Century, Alphonse Mellot founded a tavern in Sancerre where locals could savour the local wines and so began a flourishing trade that was to continue. In 1881 he was granted a licence to ship his wine throughout France and all over the World. This marked the beginning of a pacific conquest which has been pursued and developed by the family business from father to son ever since, with the eldest son continuing to bear the name of the Founder Alphonse.  Today, this century old winemaking tradition is perpetuated by Alphonse Mellot, father and son, the 18th and 19th to bear the name. With its chalk soils and specific sub-soil, these are perfect condition for the cultivation of the vines which are managed organically and bio-dynamically with minimum intervention.

Produced from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, the grapes are pressed whole bunch, 50% fermented in stainless steel, 50% in new oak at temperature between 18 and 23 degrees. The wine is aged on fine lees for 7 to 8 months.   Beautifully fresh with a pale lemon colour and sublime aromas of green apple, grapefruit, lime leading to wonderful flavours of white peach, melon and grapefruit with a flinty acidity balanced by a creamy texture from the lees ageing and a lingering finish.

 

This wine is perfectly paired with Seafood and Shellfish, Poultry, Soft Creamy Cheeses and Salad Vegetables.

Additional information

ABV%

13%

Biodynamic

Yes

Bottle Size

75cl

Closure

Cork

Colour

White

Country

France

Grape

Sauvignon Blanc

Organic

Yes

Producer

Alphonse Mellot

Region

Loire

Style

Dry

Sub Region

Sancerre

Vegan

Yes

Vegetarian

Yes

Type

Still

Year/Vintage

2016

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