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Alphonse Mellot Sancerre La Moussiere 2018

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$73.80 in any six
$82.00 each
Biodynamic and hand-harvested. The beautiful, gently rolling Moussière
vineyard with its gently cultivated, incredibly rocky, limestone-rich soils,
lies on the ancient Saint-Doulchard belt which forms a part of the great
Kimmeridgian chain (à la Chablis). This terroir coupled with Mellot's meticulous
biodynamic farming and low yields, is responsible for some of Sancerre's most
striking and atypical wines. Those who crave flesh, purity and tension in their
white wines will be well advised to jump aboard. As usual, 50% of this wine
underwent fermentation in huge wooden fermenters and was raised in oak casks--a
fact that in no way compromises the fabulous purity, elegance and energy. The
balance of the wine was meanwhile fermented and raised in traditional concrete
vats, before blending. All of the wine was aged on fine lees for a period of
roughly 12 months, further enhancing the wine's famously deep and pulpy texture.
The 2018 is simply a great La Moussière. It's a deep and mineral Sancerre
without a hint of Sauvignon grassiness. Rather you can expect waves of crushed
lime, lemon pith and nectarine fruit along with refreshingly tangy and earthy
mineral notes. It's bold and bracing Sancerre with (quality) Chablis-like
tension and a long, harmonious finish. Simply magic.

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