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Sancerre La Demoiselle Alphonse Mellot  2014 - Lot of 1 Bottle
Sancerre La Demoiselle Alphonse Mellot  2014 - Lot of 1 Bottle Sancerre La Demoiselle Alphonse Mellot  2014 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Sancerre La Demoiselle Alphonse Mellot 2014

  • €29,90

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Lot Description: Sancerre La Demoiselle Alphonse Mellot 2014

Lot description

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

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Loire
  • Appellation/Wine: Sancerre
  • Climat/Cuvée: La Demoiselle
  • Producer/Owner: Alphonse Mellot
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Color: White
  • Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Biodynamics
  • Size (in ha): 1.2
  • Volume: 3000 bottles
  • Yield (in hl/ha): 26
  • Intensity : Silky
  • Dominant aroma : Red fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • The red Sancerre La Demoiselle is produced from flint and clay soil. Pinot Noir is not often grown in this type of soil, which lends it a certain originality. Characterised by beautiful notes of cherry with a peppery, stony character, this wine is a real surprise for the taste-buds.

    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 temperature16°
  • Peak -