Alphonse Mellot, Sancerre La Moussiere Blanc, 2021

$42.99
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The "entry level" Sancerre from Mellot is superb, especially in the fresh 2021 vintage. Lime plus screeching minerality.

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Along with the domaine Vacheron, Mellot is one of the greatest producers of 'classic' Sancerre: linear, lithe, acid-driven and elegant wines quite different from the powerhouse whites that tend to come from Chavignol. Also like Vacheron, Mellot farms biodynamically and produces a wide range of cuvées, including many site-specific ones, mostly from the areas surrounding the medieval town of Sancerre itself. The style is here supremely elegant, and the top wines have good aging (10+ yrs) potential.

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Sauvignon Blanc

  • Vintage

    2021

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Biodynamic

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied

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