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Wine Region: Loire Valley - France
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Tasting notes:The Domaine Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Blanc 'Generation XIX' is pale green straw in colour, the wine showcases complex aromas of brilliant citrus, bitter herbs and toasted nuts. On the palate, it has hints of lemon, and honeydew melon with meadow blossom and rich length.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 94 / 100
“From calcareous marl soils the 2017 Sancerre Génération XIX is a great, pure, vibrantly fresh and tensioned representative of the region and a great vintage. Deep, fine and complex on the very elegant and fresh yet concentrated nose, this is a tight, complex and sustainable Sancerre whose density is lifted by mineral freshness and backboned by extract and a tight yet fine tannin structure.The finish is fresh and stimulatingly salty and exhibits the complexity of 100+-year-old vines.”
About the winery:
In 2013, this historic estate celebrated its 500th anniversary – 19 successive generations of winegrowers in the Mellot family. Today Alphonse Jr. is in total charge, having taken over the reigns from his father Alphonse Sr. fully fifteen years ago. The property, known as La Moussiere, is now at the height of quality for white wines world-wide. All farming is organic and certified biodynamic, with an elite team in the vineyards focused on low yields and ideal ripeness. Their Sauvignons have acquired a rare precision and each parcel is well-defined, perhaps even more so with the reds.
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