Alphonse Mellot, Sancerre AOC, La Moussiere

2020, Loire, France

Classification Sancerre AOC
Colour / Type White
Bottle size 75cl
Alcohol 14%
Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Drinking window 2024
Average score 89

  • The oldest part of the town, built like an amphitheatre on the south-western slopes of the hill towers up to a height of three hundred and twelve meters, dominating the landscape and offering a magnificent panorama. There is much controversy surrounding the origins of Sancerre. Certain historians attribute it to Julius Cesar, others to a Saxon settlement that is said to have been established during the reign of Charlemagne. It is however certain that its history goes back to the beginning of the Middle Ages, before the year 1000 and that a Castle was erected on this privileged site. The Mellot family, vinegrowers and wine merchants, was again mentioned during the siege of the town. They pursued their patient labours and continued to gain recognition because Cesar Mellot was appointed as Wine Advisor to Louis XIV in 1698. The wines are produced from the upper Sancerre vineyard, the most famous of which is the Domaine La Moussiere. Its exceptional quality has led to it being officially classified as a unique category amongst the Sancerre wines. The Domaine La Moussiere comprises one single vineyard of over thirty hectares. Its ideally exposed location on the south-western tip of Sancerre, its chalk soil and its specific sub-soil are all perfect conditions for the cultivation of the vine.

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  • 4 cases available (6 bottles per case)
    £1,200.00 per case
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