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Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Generation XIX Dix-Neuf 2019

$79.95
14.00% /
750ml /
Vintage: 2019
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    The Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Generation XIX Dix-Neuf 2019 is a beautifully crafted Sauvignon Blanc from the historic vineyards of Sancerre, France. This wine, made by Alphonse Mellot, showcases the winery’s dedication to organic and biodynamic viticulture, ensuring the highest quality in every bottle.

    The wine has a striking pale gold yellow color with a light green sheen. It is brilliant, lively, and clear, presenting a mature appearance. On the nose, it offers a mature and fresh aroma with finely expressed lemon-scented honeydew, hints of menthol, acacia, and dried fruits. There are also notes of St George’s mushrooms and iodized minerals. When you open the bottle, you might catch hints of beeswax, gingerbread, and menthol lemon.

    On the palate, this Sancerre is full, fresh, and rich with a virile taste. It starts with a mellow acidity and evolves into flavors of toasted nuts. The finish is rich and explodes with freshness, accentuating the iodized mineral, Muscat, and boxtree notes. There is a slight plant bitterness mixed with a long-lasting quality. As the wine ages, it should develop terpenic aromas with hints of white truffles on a honeyed hazelnut background.

    This powerful and fine wine balances complexity and freshness, making it an excellent choice for a variety of pairings. Enjoy it with raw or baked oysters, mussels in thyme, clams in saffron soup, fried sand eels, Norway lobsters with peas, or Loire pike in salty pastry. It also pairs well with pink garlic monkfish fillet, fillet of sea bass in basil, calf’s sweetbreads kebab, young rabbit tails with autumn mushrooms, fresh or blue goat’s milk cheeses, almond biscuits, or a cold apricot tart.

    Serve this wine at 10 to 12°C as an aperitif or on its own, and at 12 to 14°C with meals.

    The grapes for this wine come from 87-year-old vines with an average yield of 45 hl/ha. Harvested by hand, the grapes are carefully sorted and transported to the press using a conveyor belt. The vineyard spans 6 hectares, with vines planted at a density of 10,000 vinestocks per hectare. The soil is composed of Saint-Doulchard marls, and the subsoil dates back to the Upper Lusitanian to Portlandian periods. The vines are pruned using the simple Guyot method and are trained using organic and biodynamic practices.

    Wine-making involves sequential pneumatic pressing and static settling at temperatures below 10°C for about 48 hours. The wine ferments in 900-litre truncated vats and ages on fine lees for about 10 to 12 months, depending on the year. Only about 6,000 bottles of this exceptional Sancerre are produced, all bottled on the estate.

    The Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Generation XIX Dix-Neuf 2019 has received high praise from critics. It earned 93 points from Wine Advocate, highlighting its deep, complex, and subtle nose with flinty, yeasty, and delicate phenolic notes intertwined with ripe and elegant stone fruit aromas like mangos. On the palate, it is fresh, round, and elegant with a medium to full-bodied texture, minerally tension, and a saline finish. This wine is already showing great maturity, making it a standout choice for any wine lover.

    5 reviews for Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Generation XIX Dix-Neuf 2019

    1. Patricia Dusel

      Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Generation XIX Dix-Neuf 2019 is a revelation! The citrus and honey notes blend beautifully with a hint of green apple to tantalize your taste buds.

    2. Barney Pinkerton

      One sip of the Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Generation XIX Dix-Neuf 2019, and I was hooked. The vibrant flavors of grapefruit, elderflower, and a hint of ginger make it a refreshing choice for any occasion.

    3. Amber Cooper

      The Alphonse Mellot Generation XIX Sancerre Blanc 2019 has a rich blend of flavors. I particularly enjoyed the subtle notes of peach, acacia, and a hint of vanilla. It’s a perfect accompaniment to a warm summer evening.

    4. Emelia Taylor

      I’m loving the Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Generation XIX Dix-Neuf 2019. The flavors of honey, green apple, and mint combine to create an unexpected, yet delightful, taste sensation.

    5. Sandra Withrow

      The Alphonse Mellot Generation XIX Sancerre Blanc 2019 is a delightful surprise. Its unique blend of minerals, pear, and a hint of cream lingers pleasantly on the palate.

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    Faq

    How many bottles are produced?

    Approximately 6,000 bottles of the Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Generation XIX Dix-Neuf 2019 are produced each year.

    How is the wine made?

    The grapes are hand-harvested from 87-year-old vines, sorted, and transported to the press using a conveyor belt. The wine undergoes sequential pneumatic pressing, static settling at temperatures below 10°C for about 48 hours, fermentation in 900-litre truncated vats, and aging on fine lees for 10 to 12 months.

    How should I serve this wine?

    Serve this wine at 10 to 12°C as an aperitif or on its own, and at 12 to 14°C with meals.

    Critical Acclaim

    WA 93
    Wine Advocate
    The 2019 Sancerre Génération Dix-Neuf (XIX) is deep, complex and subtle on the nose that reveals flinty as well as yeasty and delicate phenolic notes intertwined with perfectly ripe and elegant stone fruit aromas such as mangos. Fresh, round and very elegant on the palate, this is a medium to full-bodied, minerally tensioned and elegantly textured Sancerre with fine tannins and an intense and saline finish. The only problem I have: the wine is already pretty matured.

    What does Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Generation XIX Dix-Neuf 2019 taste like?


    Light
    Bold
    Dry
    Sweet
    Soft
    Acidic
    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    earthy, minerals, chalk

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine

    cherry, raspberry, morello cherry

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    oak, vanilla, butter

    apple, green apple, pear

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    blackcurrant, mulberry

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    cinnamon, mint, menthol

    Citrus notes found in the wine

    citrus, lemon, grapefruit

    cheese, cream, yeast

    Vegetal notes found in the wine

    grass, rhubarb, tomato leaf

    pineapple, mango, passion fruit

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    perfume, jasmine, orange blossom

    Food Pairing with Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Generation XIX Dix-Neuf 2019

    Our wine experts think this Green and Flinty Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Generation XIX Dix-Neuf 2019 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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