Sancerre La Demoiselle Alphonse Mellot 2012 - Lot of 1 Bottle
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Sancerre La Demoiselle Alphonse Mellot 2012

  • Exotic fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Rising star
  • Color: Red
  • Organic
  • 13 %
  • Intensity
  • Crisp

This silky, yet lively and fruity Sancerre red conveys its terroir's minerality to perfection. More info

As the appellation's specifications dictate, this Sancerre is a pure Pinot Noir. Produced in a clay and flint-rich parcel worked in accordance with organic principles, it has undergone 14 months' élevage in new barrels. On tasting, its intense aromatic bouquet faithfully conveys the minerality of its terroir. Smoky, flinty notes combine with other more indulgent notes typical of this variety: specifically, black cherry. In the mouth, its mellow tannins lend a smooth texture to the wine as a whole, and are enhanced with a slightly spicy finish.

Sancerre La Demoiselle Alphonse Mellot serve at a temperature of 15°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Rillettes du Mans, Rôti de porc aux pruneaux, Poularde à l'angevine.

  • Vintage score: 16/20
  • Lot presentation
    Sancerre La Demoiselle Alphonse Mellot

    Cuvée presentation

    As the appellation's specifications dictate, this Sancerre is a pure Pinot Noir. Produced in a clay and flint-rich parcel worked in accordance with organic principles, it has undergone 14 months' élevage in new barrels. On tasting, its intense aromatic bouquet faithfully conveys the minerality of its terroir. Smoky, flinty notes combine with other more indulgent notes typical of this variety: specifically, black cherry. In the mouth, its mellow tannins lend a smooth texture to the wine as a whole, and are enhanced with a slightly spicy finish.

    Information about domain Alphonse Mellot

    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!

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 good appearance
    • Origin: Trade
    • Recoverable VAT: Yes
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
    • Country/Region: Loire
    • Appellation/Wine: Sancerre
    • Producer/Owner: Alphonse Mellot
    • Vintage: 2012
    • Color: Red
    • Service temperature: 15°
    • Viticulture: Biodynamics
    • Intensity: Crisp
    • Dominant aroma: Exotic fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Pinot noir
    Sancerre La Demoiselle Alphonse Mellot
    Sancerre La Demoiselle Alphonse Mellot

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