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2020 Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Satellite

Sancerre, France

An elegant, intense and savoury Sancerre from one of the greatest producers in the region.

$150.00

About

About the Wine

Mellot is one of the great producers of classic Sancerre - linear, acid-driven and elegant, a little more delicate than the usual whites that come from Chavignol.

The Satellite cuvee is a blend of parcels of Sauvignon Blanc fruits from the hillsides in Sancerre. The vines here are low yielding, and produce flavourful little fruits that hold a minerality and acidity from the Kimmeridgian soils.

It's a beautifully balanced, expertly crafted wine. Imagine wrapping yourself up in a golden robe while falling into a bath filled with crystals and citrus, and you're close to the experience of drinking this wine.

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.

Theirs are Sauvignons to sip, treasure and age.

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

From the Importer

The juice was naturally fermented and raised in large, mature oak barrels and bottled without filtration. The resulting wine harnesses both the famed texture and natural chalky electricity of the slopes of Chavignol, offering intensity, precision, elegance and balance.

Blend : Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Alphonse Mellot
Winemaker Alphonse Mellot
Sancerre, France
Delivery

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