Domaine Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Rouge 'La Moussière' 2012

  • S$90.00

Country: France
Region: Loire Valley, Sancerre
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2012
Aging Potential: Drink now
Serving Temperature: 14 ~ 18 °C
Alcohol Level: 13.0%

- Organic & Biodynamic Wine -

The 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
Country France
Region Loire Valley
Color Red
Classification Sancerre
Style Light-Bodied, Dry
Alcohol Content 13.0%
Serving Temperature 14 to 16 °C on its own, 14 to 18 °C with meals.
Vintage 2012
Grape Variety 100% Pinot Noir
Wine Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring Ready to Drink
Bottle Size 75cl

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