Region: Loire Valley, Sancerre
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2020
Serving Temperature: 14 ~ 18 °C
Alcohol Level: 13.0%
- Organic & Biodynamic Wine -
Very fine deep crimson colour. On the nose, there are hints of small red and black fruit like raspberries, currants, mulberries and morello cherries, with spicy traces of pink peppercorns, vanilla and cinnamon. In the mouth, it is mellow, well rounded and well structured. A woody background goes with spicy traces and aromas of fruit. A wine long in the mouth,high in alcohol and pleasant, a real winner.
At the beginning of the XIX century, ALPHONSE MELLOT founded a tavern in Sancerre where one 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.
The wines are produced from the upper Sancerre vineyard, the most famous of which is the « DOMAINE LA MOUSSIERE ». Its exceptional quality has led to it being officially classified as a unique category amongst the Sancerre wines. The DOMAINE DE LA MOUSSIERE comprises one single vineyard of over thirty hectares.
|Producer||Domaine Alphonse Mellot|
|Serving Temperature||14 to 16 °C on its own, 14 to 18 °C with meals.|
|Grape Variety||100% Pinot Noir|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Cellaring||Ready to Drink|