Sancerre La Moussière Alphonse Mellot 2017 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Sancerre La Moussière Alphonse Mellot 2017

  • Red fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Rising star
  • Color: Rosé
  • Organic
  • 13 %
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Light

A biodynamic Loire rosé that combines flavour with structure. Excellent with spicy dishes such as prawn curry. More info

This pressed rosé is produced from certified organic and biodynamic Pinot Noir grapes which macerate for just a few hours before direct pressing. The wine is half matured in wooden vats and half in concrete vats. Its salmon-pink hue delivers notes of red berries and spices; spice is also discernible on the palate. Such a rounded, structured wine allows for fabulous food pairings; it marries perfectly with barbecued meats or seafood dishes, like prawn curry.

Sancerre La Moussière Alphonse Mellot serve at a temperature of 12°C.

  • Vintage score: 16/20
  • Lot presentation
    Sancerre La Moussière Alphonse Mellot

    Cuvée presentation

    This pressed rosé is produced from certified organic and biodynamic Pinot Noir grapes which macerate for just a few hours before direct pressing. The wine is half matured in wooden vats and half in concrete vats. Its salmon-pink hue delivers notes of red berries and spices; spice is also discernible on the palate. Such a rounded, structured wine allows for fabulous food pairings; it marries perfectly with barbecued meats or seafood dishes, like prawn curry.

    Information about domain Alphonse Mellot

    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!

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 good appearance
    • Origin: Producer
    • Recoverable VAT: Yes
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
    • Country/Region: Loire
    • Appellation/Wine: Sancerre
    • Producer/Owner: Alphonse Mellot
    • Vintage: 2017
    • Color: Rosé
    • Service temperature: 12°
    • Viticulture: Biodynamics
    • Intensity: Light
    • Dominant aroma: Red fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: Pinot noir
    Sancerre La Moussière Alphonse Mellot
    Sancerre La Moussière Alphonse Mellot

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