BackBack

2017 Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Generation Dix-Neuf

Sancerre, France

A powerful Sancerre from Alphonse Mellot, crafted with Sauvignon Blanc from 100+ year old vines.

$175.00

Out of Stock

About

About the Wine

With winemaking in their lineage since around 1513 and an incredibly rich history of vinegrowers and wine merchants, Alphonse Mellot is truly an iconic name in the Loire Valley.

Their Generation Dix-Neuf Sancerre is named for the brains and hands behind the wine, Alphonse Mellot, the 19th generation of the Mellot family. The fruits going into this cuvee come from the oldest vines in the picturesque Moussiere vineyard, nurtured and handled with love and precision.

The resultant wine is one full of vibrancy, energy, racy acidity and a deliciously mouthwatering saline minerality. It is a fantastic showcase of all that Sauvignon Blanc can be when in the right hands.

About Domaine Alphonse Mellot

The Mellot family is icon name in Loire Valley wine circles. A Mellot was named wine advisor to Louis XIV in 1698...

The current Mellots, father and son, running the famous Sancerre domaine are both called Alphonse! They continue a long tradition of excellence, mostly focussed on the famous La Moussiere vineyard in the upper Sancerre.

These are Sauvignons to sip, treasure and age.

Hand harvesting at Alphonse Mellot
Hand harvesting at Alphonse Mellot
Sancerre, France
Additional Info

From the Importer

Biodynamic. Together with its sister-in-arms, Cuvée Edmond, Dix-Neuf is the antithesis of modern 'textbook' Sancerre. This jaw-dropping Sancerre is drawn from the oldest vines in the Moussière vineyard (approximately 100 years of age) cropped at Grand Cru Burgundy-level yields (in fact, the lower end of this range). The wine was fermented and raised in 2,000-litre, tronconique wooden tanks for 12 months before a spell in steel, again on lees. Only 500 cases per year get to see the light of day.

Blend : Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Alphonse Mellot
Winemaker Alphonse Mellot
Sancerre, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Advocate

"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." - Stephan Reinhardt (The Wine Advocate)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can order in any combination you like. Make your perfect mixed pack!

Estimated Delivery Times for each postcode can be viewed here.

Authority to Leave and other delivery instructions can be left in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the here page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickupis available from our Sydney warehouse in Ultimo, 2007. Just select Local Pickup at checkout. We are open 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 02 8376 8775..

FaQs

Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. Everyday low & consistent pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me? This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 02 8376 8775 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store? No. Just an a warehouse/office. We occasionally do events however, so sign up to our newsletter or follow us on instagram to stay in the loop.

Can I special order a wine you do not sell? If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

More FaQs: here