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Sancerre Génération XIX Alphonse Mellot  2013 - Lot of 1 Bottle
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Sancerre Génération XIX Alphonse Mellot 2013

Génération XIX is a vibrant Sancerre with excellent tension. It embodies what the current generation of the talented Alphonse family are producing, reflecting their ambitious and masterful work in the vineyard!

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Lot Description: Sancerre Génération XIX Alphonse Mellot 2013

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
  • Alcohol percentage : 13 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Loire
  • Appellation/Wine: Sancerre
  • Climat/Cuvée: Génération XIX
  • Producer/Owner: Alphonse Mellot
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Color: White
  • Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Service temperature (in °C): 12

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Biodynamics
  • Size (in ha): 1.1
  • Volume: 6000 bottles
  • Yield (in hl/ha): 45
  • Intensity : Crisp
  • Dominant aroma : Exotic fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • The white Sancerre Génération XIX is made from La Moussière's oldest vines, which are over eighty years in age. It displays beautiful freshness and minerality, with a distinctive floral nose featuring acacia, honeyed and menthol notes and an iodine palate, a slight bitterness and wonderful persistence.

    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 -