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Sancerre Cuvée Edmond Alphonse Mellot  2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle
Sancerre Cuvée Edmond Alphonse Mellot  2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle Sancerre Cuvée Edmond Alphonse Mellot  2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Sancerre Cuvée Edmond Alphonse Mellot 2016

Edmond is a white Sancerre with plenty of depth and minerality. The nose is aromatic and complex. All in all, a majestic wine.

  • €48

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Lot Description: Sancerre Cuvée Edmond Alphonse Mellot 2016

Lot description

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

Information about the wine

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

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Biodynamics
  • Size (in ha): 6
  • Volume: 26000 bottles
  • Yield (in hl/ha): 41
  • Intensity : Crisp
  • Dominant aroma : Exotic fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • Sancerre Cuvée Edmond d'Alphonse Mellot is made from old vines which are from 40 to over 80 years old. The nose is rich, powerful, fruity and floral then honey, vanilla and brioche abound. On the palate, it is full-bodied, rich and succulent, with a long spicy and woody finish.

    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

  • Service temperature12°
  • Peak -