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Sancerre Satellite Alphonse Mellot  2011 - Lot of 1 Bottle
Sancerre Satellite Alphonse Mellot  2011 - Lot of 1 Bottle Sancerre Satellite Alphonse Mellot  2011 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Sancerre Satellite Alphonse Mellot 2011

This emblematic Sancerre is mineral, fruity and delicate all at the same time. The perfect partner to gourmet cuisine.

  • €32


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Lot Description: Sancerre Satellite Alphonse Mellot 2011

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: Satellite
  • Producer/Owner: Alphonse Mellot
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Color: White
  • Grape variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Service temperature (in °C): 11

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Biodynamics
  • Intensity : Crisp
  • Dominant aroma : Citrus
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • This Sancerre is produced from vines between 40 and 80 years old, grown in four parcels in the village of Chavignol. The harvested grapes are pressed in a pneumatic press, fermented in vats (40%) and casks (60%), and are then left to mature on fine lees for between eight and twelve months. Tasting reveals a seductively delicate aromatic bouquet marked by notes of white flowers, flint and citrus. Mineral yet fruity at the same time, it cries out for a pairing with a refined gourmet dish.

    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 temperature11°
  • Peak -