Region: Loire Valley, Sancerre
Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2018
Serving Temperature: 9 °C
Alcohol Level: 13.0%
- Organic & Biodynamic Wine -
This 100% Sauvignon white wine has a nose opening to delicate notes of white flowers, walnut oil and chalk, with just a hint of the sea, a pale yellow robe with glints of emerald green and a voluptuous palate mixing quince, white currants and grapefruit.
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|
|Style||Fresh and Fruity|
|Serving Temperature||9 °C|
|Grape Variety||100% Sauvignon Blanc|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Cellaring||Ready to Drink|
|Robert Parker||95 Points|