Alphonse Mellot “La Moussiere” Sancerre

Sancerre and the Loire Valley is the spiritual home of Sauvignon Blanc and while Marlborough may be competing for the crown there is still a long way to go. This is as far from mass-produced Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc as you get and I would challenge those who say that they don't drink Sauvignon Blanc to not enjoy this wine.

Many years ago a visit to the Mellot cellar door in the village of Sancerre gave me an understanding of how fantastic wine made from Sauvignon Blanc could be. Sancerre is essentially an isolated hill in the middle of the Loire Valley and its history of making wine goes back centuries. The Mellot family also go back that far with the current Alphonse being the 19th generation to carry the name. La Moussiere is a single vineyard wine from a 30-hectare block. The tasting note could only come from France. “Lively like the look in your eyes, sweet like a kiss. Being pure and honest, it is a seducer from the outset. There is happiness there.” After all that you have to try it. 

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About This Wine

Country
FR
Region
Loire
Appellation
Sancerre
Type
White
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Soils
Saint - Doulchard marls
Closure
cork
Alcohol
13%
Pairing
Green lip mussels