Alphonse Mellot "La Moussiere" Sancerre Rouge 2019 (Loire Valley, France)

Alphonse Mellot "La Moussiere" Sancerre Rouge 2019
(Loire Valley, France)

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Notes from the Winemaker:

Founded in 1513, the current guardian of Alphonse Mellot is the 19th generation of Mellots working the family winery. It sits pretty much in the center of the village with an extensive network of cellars. The La Moussière vineyard covers more than 30 hectares (74 acres) of Kimmeridgian limestone and Saint Doulchard marl soils. The vineyard faces south, receiving ample sunlight for grapes to ripen in the region's cool continental climate.

Very fine deep crimson color. Hints of small red and black fruit like raspberries, currants, mulberries and morello cherries, with spicy traces of pink peppercorns, vanilla and cinnamon on the nose. It is mellow, well rounded and well structured. A woody background goes with spicy traces and aromas of fruit. A wine long in the mouth, high in alcohol and pleasant, a real winner.

Ratings & Reviews

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The red 2019 Sancerre La Moussière Rouge is dark in color and opens with a somewhat airy, at least pretty open bouquet of red cherries and blackberries. On the palate, this is a beautifully fruity and finely tannic red with a stimulating sour cherry aroma and nice acidity and tannin complex. Although it's pretty open on the nose, this is a vital and tensioned Pinot from Sancerre. 14% stated alcohol. Diam cork. Tasted in December 2021." - Stephan Reinhardt (Jan 2022)