Spring is in the air - and that means it is Sancerre season!
Ever since I enjoyed a bottle of Alphonse Mellot's 2016 La Moussiere Sancerre, La Moussiere has become a part of my white wine repertoire. It is an elegant Sancerre with Burgundian versatility and unmatched refinement.
In 2021, Sancerre yields were down nearly 50%. A tough but rewarding vintage, hail and inclement weather destroyed grapes throughout the region.
The fruit that survived thrived and made excellent wines!
La Moussiere is a Burgundy lovers Sancerre. 2021 is an impressive wine with mouth-filling fruit and gripping white grapefruit notes. The limestone soil gives this Sauvignon Blanc its texture and precision, which define the Alphonse Mellot wines. We are always drawn to this wine's white flower notes, chalky texture, and lively finish. Rather than intense lemon-lime notes often associated with Sauvignon Blanc, this Sauvignon Blanc has subtle citrus notes and gorgeous texture.
All farming is organic and certified biodynamic with a focus on low yields and ideal ripeness.
This complex versatile white pairs with tuna tartare, mussels "à la Charentaise", chanterelle mushroom omelets, baked Norway lobsters, raw oysters, braised ham with white sauce, Chavignol goat's milk cheeses, and puff pastries.
Alphonse Mellot's La Moussiere is about to get its third price hike in three years - make sure you enjoy some before it does.
If you like Sancerre, this wine is for you!