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Sancerre Génération XIX Alphonse Mellot  2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle
Sancerre Génération XIX Alphonse Mellot  2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle Sancerre Génération XIX Alphonse Mellot  2016 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Sancerre Génération XIX Alphonse Mellot 2016

An exceptional Pinot Noir capable of outperforming many Burgundy Pinots.

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Lot Description: Sancerre Génération XIX 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

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Loire
  • Appellation/Wine: Sancerre
  • Climat/Cuvée: Génération XIX
  • Producer/Owner: Alphonse Mellot
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: Pinot noir
  • Service temperature (in °C): 15

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Biodynamics
  • Size (in ha): 1
  • Volume: 2800 bottles
  • Yield (in hl/ha): 21
  • Intensity : Silky
  • Dominant aroma : Red fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • The Génération cuvée is produced in a small one-hectare plot from vines over 60 years old. This cuvée is aged in new barrels for an average of 14 months. This exceptional Pinot Noir offers a bouquet of blackberry, blueberry and morello cherry aromas. The powerful palate boasts ripe tannins, fruitiness, minerality and subtle maturation notes.

    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 temperature15°
  • Peak -