Alphonse Mellot, Sancerre BLANC, "La Demoiselle"

La Demoiselle, a cuvee from a deep flinty clay terroir on the peak of Sancerre, in the heart of the appellation. This 100% Sauvignon white wine, with its saline flavours on a background of pink grapefruit, is a combination of pleasurable contrasts. Its refreshing crystalline palate is set off by subtle oaky notes and has more than a hint of gunflint about it.

Accompanying hot oysters, blanquette of veal, sauteed turkey with sweet paprika or a lightly warmed tarte tatin, La Demoiselle will reveal its full depth and richness with the passage of time and be at its very best after several years laying down.

Winery: Domaine Alphonse Mellot
Appelation: Sancerre
Average age of vines: 70 years old
Farming Methods: Organic - Certified|Biodynamic
Maturation: 10 months in wooden vats, end of maturing en masse for 2-6 months
Soil: Flint on flinty clay
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard Orientation: South - Southwest
Vineyard Size: 0.5 hectares
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