Alphonse Mellot Sancerre ROUGE La Moussiere 375ML 2014

We are the only estate in Sancerrois to have the prestigious “hors concours” (beyond competition) distinction bestowed upon us, and the La Moussière vineyard is our cornerstone. Its terroirs, precious gifts from generations past, lie at the very heart of the Sancerre appellation. La Moussière is the estate’s flagship cuvee, its richness, energy and precision defining the Alphonse Mellot style.

This 100% Pinot Noir red wine, the product of a truly royal grape variety, can be merciless if its nobility is not shown the respect it deserves. It considers itself a fruit to be relished to the full, as ripe and red as you could wish for, a vigorous yet tender wine without undue complexity. Red and black berries are readily recognizable on the nose, set off by spicy notes of pink pepper and cinnamon. Mellow and full-bodied on the palate.

Shepherd’s pie, leg of lamb, pigeon stuffed with foie gras or traditional fruit pie will reveal the full length and richness of its structure. La Moussière is a wine that ages to perfection.

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90pts The Wine Advocate – 2014 vintage

“From 45-year-old vines on Kimmeridgian marl and limestone soils, the 2014 Sancerre La Moussière displays a ripe, well-concentrated and aromatic bouquet of ripe dark berries and cherries intermixed with floral aromas. The medium to full-bodied wine is clear, crisp and straight on the palate, provided with a nicely fleshy fruit and crunchy tannins, as well as a dry and clear finish.”

91pts The Wine Advocate – 2016 vintage

“This is one of the entry-level ranges from this top producer. The wine is sophisticated. It has a strong mineral texture and fine ripe citrus and pear fruits shot through with acidity. With its finishing fruitiness, this is already an attractive wine, although it will be better from 2018”

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Alphonse Mellot Sancerre ROUGE La Moussiere 375ML 2014

We are the only estate in Sancerrois to have the prestigious “hors concours” (beyond competition) distinction bestowed upon us, and the La Moussière vineyard is our cornerstone. Its terroirs, precious gifts from generations past, lie at the very heart of the Sancerre appellation. La Moussière is the estate’s flagship cuvee, its richness, energy and precision defining the Alphonse Mellot style.

This 100% Pinot Noir red wine, the product of a truly royal grape variety, can be merciless if its nobility is not shown the respect it deserves. It considers itself a fruit to be relished to the full, as ripe and red as you could wish for, a vigorous yet tender wine without undue complexity. Red and black berries are readily recognizable on the nose, set off by spicy notes of pink pepper and cinnamon. Mellow and full-bodied on the palate.

Shepherd’s pie, leg of lamb, pigeon stuffed with foie gras or traditional fruit pie will reveal the full length and richness of its structure. La Moussière is a wine that ages to perfection.

Label

Shelf Talker

Tech Sheet

90pts The Wine Advocate – 2014 vintage

“From 45-year-old vines on Kimmeridgian marl and limestone soils, the 2014 Sancerre La Moussière displays a ripe, well-concentrated and aromatic bouquet of ripe dark berries and cherries intermixed with floral aromas. The medium to full-bodied wine is clear, crisp and straight on the palate, provided with a nicely fleshy fruit and crunchy tannins, as well as a dry and clear finish.”

91pts The Wine Advocate – 2016 vintage

“This is one of the entry-level ranges from this top producer. The wine is sophisticated. It has a strong mineral texture and fine ripe citrus and pear fruits shot through with acidity. With its finishing fruitiness, this is already an attractive wine, although it will be better from 2018”

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