Alphonse Mellot : Génération XIX 2014 fine wine from Loire
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Alphonse Mellot : Génération XIX 2014

SKU:F377/14 Loire - Sancerre - White - 13° - More Info
  • Parker/WA : 94
  • J. Robinson : 17

Génération XIX 2014 from Alphonse Mellot : an ample, fresh and rich Sancerre

The Generation XIX by Alphonse Mellot is a single-varietal Sauvignon Blanc white wine produced in the Sancerre appellation. The 2.5-hectare vineyard benefits from very old vines (almost 100 years old, on average) planted on limestone soils of Kimmeridgian marls. The wine is stored in truncated wooden vats on fine lees for 10 to 12 months on average, before ageing en masse for at least 4 months.

With its bright pale-golden colour, the Generation XIX 2014 from Alphonse Mellot develops complex aromas of honey, lemons and dried fruits. The wine displays plenty of volume, freshness and richness on the palate, before revealing a superbly saline finish.

This comment aims to describe the general profile of this wine. The comment will inevitably be called into question as the wine evolves over time.


Wine Advocate-Parker :
From almost 100-year-old vines on kimmeridgian marl and limestone soils, Mellot's 2014 Sancerre Generation Dix-Neuf displays a deep, clear, intense, spicy and terroir-driven bouquet of perfectly ripe fruits, green leafs, fresh pepper, green chili and minerals. Very flinty and pure on the nose but also concentrated and very promising. Full-bodied, intense and racy, this is a very pure and dense, firmly structured and expressive wine with great elegance and a lot of grip and tension. Great finish and a provided with an enormous aging potential.

Alcohol 13°
Grape varieties Sauvignon Blanc
J. Robinson 17
Parker/WA 94
Allergens Contains sulphites
Appellation Sancerre
Color White
Environment Biodynamic wines
Availability In stock
Kosher No
Country France
Producer Alphonse Mellot
Wine certification AOC
Area Loire
Sweetness Dry white wines
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