Sancerre Génération XIX Alphonse Mellot 2002 - Lot of 2 Bottles
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Sancerre Génération XIX Alphonse Mellot 2002

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

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! More info

  • Quantity: 2 Bottles
  • Level: 2 into-neck
  • Label: 2 slightly marked label, 2 very slightly damaged label
  • Country/Region: Loire
  • Appellation/Wine: Sancerre
  • Producer/Owner: Alphonse Mellot
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Sancerre Génération XIX Alphonse Mellot serve at a temperature of 12°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Crottin de Chavignol, Maquereaux grillés.

  • Vintage score: 17/20
  • Lot presentation
    Sancerre Génération XIX Alphonse Mellot

    Cuvée presentation

    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.

    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: 2 Bottles
    • Level: 2 into-neck
    • Label: 2 slightly marked label, 2 very slightly damaged label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
    • Country/Region: Loire
    • Appellation/Wine: Sancerre
    • Producer/Owner: Alphonse Mellot
    • Vintage: 2002
    • Color: White
    • Service temperature: 12°
    • Viticulture: Biodynamics
    • Size (in ha): 1.1
    • Volume: 6000 bottles
    • Intensity: Crisp
    • Dominant aroma: Exotic fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc

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    Sancerre Génération XIX Alphonse Mellot 2002

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