Alphonse Mellot, Sancerre ROUGE, "Generation XIX"

Génération XIX, an expression of the 19th generation of the family name and a cuvee marking the highpoint of a range expressing the winegrower’s love for his art – a unique Sancerre that provides a remarkable explosion of savours from the very heart of the estate.

This 100% Pinot Noir red has a rich and complex nose opening to notes of blackberry, bilberry and morello cherry, a deep ruby red robe and a perfectly balanced, powerful and generous palate combining such oriental fruits and spices as pink pepper, vanilla and cinnamon on a background of mineral freshness.

Génération XIX will reveal its full richness and complexity when matched with poached eggs, mushroom fricassee, roast venison with grand veneur sauce, steak or plain chocolate mousse. Patience and long cellaring will bring this fine and truly stylish wine to new heights of perfection.

Winery: Domaine Alphonse Mellot
Appelation: Sancerre
Average age of vines: Almost 100 years old
Farming Methods: Organic - Certified|Biodynamic
Maturation: 12 months, half in wooden vats and half in 1200-litre hogsheads, end of maturing en masse for a minimum of 7-9 months
Soil: Kimmeridgian marl and limestone soils
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Orientation: Southeast
Vineyard Size: 1 hectare
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Alphonse Mellot, Sancerre ROUGE, "Generation XIX" 2014 93 Wine Enthusiast
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Alphonse Mellot, Sancerre ROUGE, "Generation XIX" 2018 94 Wine Advocate 94 Wine Enthusiast
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