Alphonse Mellot Sancerre La Demoiselle 2021 750ml - New Canaan Wine
Alphonse Mellot Sancerre La Demoiselle 2021 750ml
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Alphonse Mellot Sancerre La Demoiselle 2021

  • v91-92



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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.
  • v91-92

La Demoisellle is part of the narrow slice of Sancerre vineyards that are planted on clay-flint. The vines tumble towards the Loire to the east of the village, separated from the rest of the appellation's limestone-based vineyards to the west of the fault line that slices through the area. The 2021 is a crisp, pure style with the flint giving a sense of direction throughout while the mid palate is suffused with a fragrance akin to elderflower, pineapple and pear. Tangy and balanced, it is very attractive in youth for its primary aromas but can evolve. Tasted as a finished sample in tank.

July 2022

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