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Sancerre Les Romains Alphonse Mellot  2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle
Sancerre Les Romains Alphonse Mellot  2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle Sancerre Les Romains Alphonse Mellot  2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Sancerre Les Romains Alphonse Mellot 2016

Les Romains is a true reference! This Sauvignon is matured on the lees and is fresh and beautifully balanced. Enjoy it with dishes local to the region.

  • €32,90

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Lot Description: Sancerre Les Romains Alphonse Mellot 2016

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Origin: Producer
  • Type of price: Owner Price
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Loire
  • Appellation/Wine: Sancerre
  • Climat/Cuvée: Les Romains
  • Producer/Owner: Alphonse Mellot
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Color: White
  • Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Service temperature (in °C): 12

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Biodynamics
  • Intensity : Crisp
  • Dominant aroma : Mineral
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • Sancerre Les Romains comes from a plot planted in 1951 on clay soil with flint. This wine is aged on lees from 8 to 12 months. The nose has aromas of white fruits and iodised notes whilst the palate is full fresh and very mineral.

    The Mellot family arrived in Sancerre in 1513 and since that time there have been eighteen generations producing wine from father to son - and all named Alphonse! As well as this extraordinary family background, it was of course the wines, both their whites and reds, which attracted our attention. These Sancerre wines bear no comparison with the rest of the appellation. Furthermore, these are the only Sancerre wines that bear the words ""hors concours"" (unrivalled). Alphonse Senior (the 18th Alphonse) has now made way for Alphonse Junior and his daughter Emmanuelle. For almost ten years, the two young winemakers have been asserting their approach. The way the vines are worked is quite simply exceptional: biodynamic, without any synthetic inputs and the plants are maintained by hand. Whenever asked to talk about their work, Alphonse and Emmanuelle like to quote from the French classic Le Petit Prince: “One only understands the things that one tames”. And indeed, vintage after vintage, the two brothers and sister continue to tame their terroirs. The wines are produced here with great craftsmanship, as if they were a work of art. One of the very finest Sancerre domaines - producing wines which have to be tried!
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

Rating
17/20Bettane & Desseauve
  • Service temperature12°
  • Peak -

Tasting notes - Extract
"Encore dans ses langes, cette cuvée dégage richesse et énergie. Apogée 2019 à 2029" Guide Bettane et Desseauve