Dense and compact, its oak-fermentation bolstering the majesty of its flavor – sourced from a 100+ year old parcel within La Moussiere – first vintage made in 1997.
In 2013, this historic estate celebrated its 500th anniversary – 19 successive generations of winegrowers in the Mellot family. Today Alphonse Jr. is in total charge, having taken over the reigns from his father Alphonse Sr. fully fifteen years ago. The property, known as La Moussiere, is now at the height of quality for white wines world-wide. All farming is organic and certified biodynamic, with an elite team in the vineyards focused on low yields and ideal ripeness. Their Sauvignons have acquired a rare precision and each parcel is well-defined, perhaps even more so with the reds.
A wine with great promise, this is named after the at least 19 generations of Mellots who have had vineyards in Sancerre. The wine is both structured and packed with rich fruits, dense and with balanced acidity. The wine will age further and be ready from 2024. -R.V.
The 2018 Sancerre Génération Dix-Neuf (XIX) opens with a very clear, pure and, given the warm and dry vintage, beautifully fresh and mineral-scented bouquet with flinty and yeasty notes intermingled with white fruit aromas. Generously fruity but also salty, pure and tensioned on the palate, this is a full-bodied and elegant but thrilling 2018 Sancerre with a spectacularly long and iodine-laced finish. 13% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted in January 2022. Anticipated Maturity: 2022-2029