Alphonse Mellot Sancerre BLANC Les Romains Vielles Vignes 3L 2020

Les Romains is a cuvee typified by a combination of flint and limestone; its name refers to the remains of a Roman road crossing the plot. This 100% Sauvignon white wine has a nose opening to delicate notes of white flowers, walnut oil and chalk, with just a hint of the sea, a pale yellow robe with glints of emerald green and a voluptuous palate mixing quince, white currants and grapefruit.

Drunk alongside moules marinières, saffroned clam soup or sea bream in a salt crust, Les Romains will amaze by its freshness and precise minerality – a versatile wine that will delight in its present state and go on to reveal its full breadth after a few years cellaring.

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95pts The Wine Advocate – 2014 vintage

“The 2014 Sancerre les Romains reflects the combination of flint on limestone soils in a 1.2-hectare plot with vines averaging 65 years of age. The wine opens extremely pure and clear on the nose, with tea and floral aromas intertwined with white fruit and lemon flavors. On the palate, this is a very pure, fresh and firmly structured Sancerre provided with great precision, tension and length. There is almost no fruit in this bare wine, at least no charm, but it does have purity, austerity, tension and lots of complexity. A great Sancerre!”

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Alphonse Mellot Sancerre BLANC Les Romains Vielles Vignes 3L 2020

Les Romains is a cuvee typified by a combination of flint and limestone; its name refers to the remains of a Roman road crossing the plot. This 100% Sauvignon white wine has a nose opening to delicate notes of white flowers, walnut oil and chalk, with just a hint of the sea, a pale yellow robe with glints of emerald green and a voluptuous palate mixing quince, white currants and grapefruit.

Drunk alongside moules marinières, saffroned clam soup or sea bream in a salt crust, Les Romains will amaze by its freshness and precise minerality – a versatile wine that will delight in its present state and go on to reveal its full breadth after a few years cellaring.

Label

Shelf Talker

Tech Sheet

95pts The Wine Advocate – 2014 vintage

“The 2014 Sancerre les Romains reflects the combination of flint on limestone soils in a 1.2-hectare plot with vines averaging 65 years of age. The wine opens extremely pure and clear on the nose, with tea and floral aromas intertwined with white fruit and lemon flavors. On the palate, this is a very pure, fresh and firmly structured Sancerre provided with great precision, tension and length. There is almost no fruit in this bare wine, at least no charm, but it does have purity, austerity, tension and lots of complexity. A great Sancerre!”

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