Sancerre Blanc la Moussiere

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Crawley, UK (4,100 mi)
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750ml
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The Chene family have been growing grapes and making wine in Macon for five generations, but traditionally sold all of their crop to the local co-o... Read more

Sancerre, a dramatically situated hilltop town on the left bank of the upper Loire, lends its name to one of the Loires most famous wines. The aver... Read more

Deliciously crisp and dry with notes of herbs, with a strong bouquet of crystalline fruits. Since 1513, the Mellot family have been producing w... Read more

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External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
03/28/2011

The Chene family have been growing grapes and making wine in Macon for five generations, but traditionally sold all of their crop to the local co-op. In 1999, Cedric Chêne decided that his vineyards and hard work deserved better and began bottling and se


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/08/2010

Sancerre, a dramatically situated hilltop town on the left bank of the upper Loire, lends its name to one of the Loires most famous wines. The average altitude of the Sancerre hills is between 200 and 400M. The Sauvignon grape has adapted well to many of the varied,terroirs, around Sancerre where, in 14 different communes, vines are cultivated, particularly on south-facing slopes. There are 3 different areas: the western vineyards are made up of clay and limestone soils that produce quite powerful wines, those between here and the town of Sancerre are high in gravel as well as limestone and produce quite delicate wines and those close to Sancerre itself are rich in flint and yield longer-living, particularly perfumed wines. Alphonse Mellot inherits a tradition as vigneron, which has been passed from father to son since 1513. This great heritage can now be enjoyed in the superb Sancerres that led the Wine Spectator to comment. The Domaine is a revelation in style - the sunny side of Sancerre. Vintage: 2009 Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc from 35 hectares of vines with a south easterly exposure Age of Vines: 4 to 40 years old Density: 8000 & 10000 vines/ha Average Yield: 53hl/ha Area: 34 ha Soil: Limestone Harvest: The grapes are picked in small 25kg boxes. All the grapes are sorted by a sorting table and transported into the press by conveyor belt (whole grape pressing). Vinification: Sequential pneumatic pressing. Static settling at temperature below 10°C for about 48h. Fermentation take place in vats for 50% and the rest in new casks at temperature between 18°C and 23°C. Viticulture: Guyot method or Royat Cordon Pruning method. The vineyard is trained in organic and biodynamic vine growing. Ageing: On fine lees over 7 to 8 months Production: 240000 bottles per annum Serve: At 10-12C as an aperitif or to accompany oysters shell fish, and goats cheese. Taste: Deliciously dry, supple and racy with a pronounced bouquet and a wonderfully long finish. Will age for up to 5 years from vintage.


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/16/2012

Deliciously crisp and dry with notes of herbs, with a strong bouquet of crystalline fruits. Since 1513, the Mellot family have been producing wine. In the 19th Century, Alphonse Mellot established a tavern in Sancerre and still to this day the 18th and 19th generations of the family, both Alphonse, are at the head of this wine producing family. In 1970, Alphonse senior took over the company and began directing his attention to quality, rather than quantity and now, lead by Alphonse junior, farms the 47 hectares mainly organically and biodynamically. Grapes : 100% Sauvignon Blanc Region : France / Loire / Sancerre AOC Maker : Alphonse Mellot. Notes : Deliciously crisp and dry with notes of herbs, with a strong bouquet of crystalline fruits leading to a wonderfully long finish. Serve : At 10 - 12c as an aperitif or with oysters, shellfish and goats cheese ABV : 13.0% Suitable for Vegetarians


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/08/2010

Sancerre, a dramatically situated hilltop town on the left bank of the upper Loire, lends its name to one of the Loires most famous wines. The average altitude of the Sancerre hills is between 200 and 400M. The Sauvignon grape has adapted well to many of the varied,terroirs, around Sancerre where, in 14 different communes, vines are cultivated, particularly on south-facing slopes. There are 3 different areas: the western vineyards are made up of clay and limestone soils that produce quite powerful wines, those between here and the town of Sancerre are high in gravel as well as limestone and produce quite delicate wines and those close to Sancerre itself are rich in flint and yield longer-living, particularly perfumed wines. Alphonse Mellot inherits a tradition, vigneron, which has been passed from father to son since 1513. This great heritage can now be enjoyed in the superb Sancerres that led the Wine Spectator to comment;The Domaine is a revelation in style - the sunny side of Sancerre. Vintage: 2008 Grapes: 100% Estate grown Pinot Noir grapes from old vines. Vine Age: 40 to 50 years old Soil: Limestone Vinification: Maceration with skins lasting 12 days. Fermentation in temperature controlled vats Colour: Bright cherry red. Taste: Hints of small red and black fruits with spicy traces of pink peppercorns, vanilla and cinnamon complemented by a mellow, well rounded and well structured flavour. Serve: At room temperature, to accompany grilled and roast red meats, poultry and mild cheese


Winemaker's Notes:

The Chene family have been growing grapes and making wine in Macon for five generations, but traditionally sold all of their crop to the local co-op. In 1999, Cedric Chêne decided that his vineyards and hard work deserved better and began bottling and se

The Chene family have been growing grapes and making wine in Macon for five generations, but traditionally sold all of their crop to the local co-op. In 1999, Cedric Chêne decided that his vineyards and hard work deserved better and began bottling and se

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