Alphonse Mellot Sancerre ROUGE En Grands Champs 3L 2014

En Grands Champs, a cuvee of character produced from a large terroir of so-called “Buzançais” limestone soil at the very top of Domaine de la Moussière. This 100% Pinot Noir red wine has a powerful nose with notes of blackberry, morello cherry and pink pepper blending into a jubilantly smoky bouquet, a superbly rich carmine robe and an elegantly fresh and fruity palate set off by fine silky tannins.

En Grands Champs is an “haute couture” wine and a perfect match for a fine piece of Charolais beef, a chicken liver terrine or a peach soup dessert. Elaborated for cellaring, it has come to rival its elder brother “Génération XIX”.

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94pts Wine Enthusiast – 2014 vintage

“From old vines planted in a single vineyard, this is a spectacular red. It has the crisp acidity of the cool-climate Sancerre, but it also has the weight and ripeness of a fine Burgundy. The wood aging has left a spicy toasty edge to the beautiful cherry fruits and acidity. It could age for another year to be at its best.”

92pts The Wine Advocate – 2014 vintage

“From 66-year-old vines on limestone soils, the 2014 Sancerre En Grands Champs offers a deep, elegant and floral, as well as spicy bouquet with perfectly ripe red and dark fruit aromas. Firm, fresh and pure on the palate, this is an excellent Pinot Noir with a firm mineral and tannic structure, but also a stunning finesse and a serious charm. The finish is stimulatingly fresh and salty, and indicates a very good aging potential.”

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