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Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Blanc "La Demoiselle" 2016
Region: Loire Valley
Winery: Alphonse Mellot (Sancerre)
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2016
Label   Fact Sheet

Description: La Demoiselle, a cuvee from a deep flinty clay terroir on the peak of Sancerre, in the heart of the appellation. This 100% Sauvignon white wine, with its saline flavours on a background of pink grapefruit, is a combination of pleasurable contrasts. Its refreshing crystalline palate is set off by subtle oaky notes and has more than a hint of gunflint about it. Accompanying hot oysters, blanquette of veal, sauteed turkey with sweet paprika or a lightly warmed tarte tatin, La Demoiselle will reveal its full depth and richness with the passage of time and be at its very best after several years laying down.


Reviews

Publication Score Comments
Wine Spectator 93 FOR THE 2016 VINTAGE
Racy and taut, with a piercing edge to the flint and gooseberry notes that are flecked with thyme, chive and lime pith accents. A flint hint extends longest on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 400 cases made.
Wine Enthusiast NA FOR THE 2016 VINTAGE: 94 Points
A single-vineyard wine from one of the highest points in Sancerre, this is concentrated and dense, full of taut fruit and rich acidity. Apple flavors are cut with tangy, spicy citrus lifted by the taut aftertaste. Drink from 2020.