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Sancerre Le Paradis Alphonse Mellot  2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle
Sancerre Le Paradis Alphonse Mellot  2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle Sancerre Le Paradis Alphonse Mellot  2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Sancerre Le Paradis Alphonse Mellot 2016

Lively and concentrated with a biting minerality, this Sancerre is delicious paired with iodine-rich food.

  • €41


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Lot Description: Sancerre Le Paradis 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
  • Alcohol percentage : 13 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Loire
  • Appellation/Wine: Sancerre
  • Climat/Cuvée: Le Paradis
  • 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): 56
  • Volume: 330000
  • Intensity : Crisp
  • Dominant aroma : Mineral
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • Issu d'un terroir argilo-calcaire exposé plein sud, le sauvignon qui compose cette cuvée a fermenté en cuves bois tronconiques et en foudres ovales. Le vin a ensuite été élevé dix mois sur les fines et six mois en cuves. A la dégustation, il présente une robe dorée, un bouquet aromatique vif et concentré ainsi qu'une bouche intense traversée par une grande minéralité.

    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 -