Alphonse Mellot, Sancerre BLANC, "Generation XIX"

The classic Sancerre wine is white, bracingly acidic, and has pungent aromas of gooseberries, grass, nettles, and a hint of stony minerality. Richer, riper examples – particularly those from warmer, west-facing sites with chalky soils – often show fruitier notes of passionfruit and lemon peel. Sancerre is typically less “obvious” than the most famous New World styles of Sauvignon Blanc; less grassy than those from Marlborough and less overtly citrussy than those from Casablanca.

Winery: Domaine Alphonse Mellot
Appelation: Sancerre
Average age of vines: Almost 100 years old
Farming Methods: Organic - Certified | Biodynamic
Maturation: 11 months in wooden vats and new half-hogsheads, end of maturing en masse for at least 12 months
Soil: Kimmeridgian marl and limestone soils
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard Orientation: South - Southwest
Vineyard Size: 7 hectares
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Alphonse Mellot, Sancerre BLANC, "Generation XIX" 2018 95 Vinous 94 Wine Enthusiast 94 Wine Advocate
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