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.