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Loire Valley

Alphonse Mellot - Sancerre - Mellot / Valap - Rouge - 2021

Characteristics

Country / Region: Loire Valley

Vintage: 2021

Name: AOP Sancerre

Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir

Alcohol: 13.5 vol.

Color: Red

Capacity: 75 cl

AWARDS

5-star rating in the Guide Bettane + Desseauve 2024

Wine:

Showcasing the brilliance of Sancerre's Pinot Noir, the 2021 red Sancerre unveils juicy, pure, and fresh fruit flavors. Striking a balance between delicacy and depth, this red is of outstanding quality, as crisp as freshly picked ripe grapes. The estate's young vines give it its vibrancy and youthful charm, with Mellot's signature touch completing the experience! A one-of-a-kind vintage you're bound to love.

Vinification:

Hand-harvested, 100% de-stemmed, fermented in truncated-cone vats, aged for 11 months, 50% in wooden vats and 50% in oak barrels.

Certified organic and biodynamic wine.

Color:

Bright, intense red.

Nose:

Scents of pinot noir mingled with floral notes.

Palate:

Delicate and deep, with crunchy flavors of fruit, this cuvée reveals juicy, pure, fresh juice.

Temperature:

Serve between 14 and 16°C.

Food and wine pairing:

Cabillaud sauce vigneronne, boeuf bourguignon, quail pie with porcini mushrooms, rabbit with onions, roast poultry, aged Saint-Nectaire farm cheese, aged Abbaye de Citeaux.

Cellar aging:

From now until 2034

At the pinnacle of Sancerre, Alphonse Mellot crafts the most elegant wines of the appellation, displaying an awe-inspiring expression. A perfectionist winemaker and a proponent of biodynamic practices, he has, over the vintages, established himself as the foremost ambassador of the Loire Valley. Year after year, his cuvées garner praise, setting the highest benchmarks of excellence.

Partners since 2018, we are once again renewing our collaboration this year with the creation of these two bespoke cuvées. They were jointly designed by Alphonse Mellot himself and Olivier Poussier, Best Sommelier in the World, who personally selected the blends.