Sancerre "La Moussière " A. Mellot 2010
"Made from 100% Chardonnay- has the nose of a Corton and the mouthfeel of a Meursault. Rich, without being overbearing, this is an absolute treat from Mellot!" "As the 'Les Penitents' name implies, to farm these steep vineyards requires a quasi-religious devotion - a worthy charity indeed - our drinking pleasure! In 2013, this historic estate celebrates its 500th anniversary - 19 successive generations of winegrowers in the Mellot family. Today Alphonse Jr. is in total charge, having taken over the reigns from his father Alphonse Sr. fully five years ago." -Importer
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The Mellots are proud of their history. The name is mentioned in archives dating back to 1513; one assumes they are as much a part of Sancerre as the terres blanches that make the region so famous for its Sauvignon Blanc. In this bottle you have an example of how family history, well placed vineyards and integrity in the cellar come together to create a cerebral Sancerre worthy of note. Mellot considers them “works of art,” inspired by the same savoir-faire that goes into a transcendental concerto. 30+ ha bathed in full sunshine, lead to ripe sauvignon citrus on the nose. The wine’s rounded minerality speaks of the unique shale soils and kimmeridgian subsoils, where the roots nestle. 50% fermented in truncated vat to allow for a mildly oxidative style of Sauvignon, with the rest in new barrique and matured on its lees for 7-8 months. Pair with mushroom omelette, trout in white wine sauce, gougères and the region’s Crottin Chavignol.