Alphonse Mellot

La Moussière Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc

9.0225 ratings
9.043 pro ratings
Sancerre, Central Vineyards, Loire Valley, France
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

Just terrific. Nose has the purest essence of ripe lemon-lime and crushed limestone. Not even a hint of unripe grass or cat pee. In the mouth, there is saliva-inducing bright but ripe acidity, and mouthfilling flavors. Gorgeous.

Just terrific. Nose has the purest essence of ripe lemon-lime and crushed limestone. Not even a hint of unripe grass or cat pee. In the mouth, there is saliva-inducing bright but ripe acidity, and mouthfilling flavors. Gorgeous.

Feb 11th, 2020
Eric Urbani

Brought back from France, a bit young but still fab

Brought back from France, a bit young but still fab

Jun 14th, 2019
Tom Casagrande

So lean, precise, and minerally. Nose is somewhat subdued, but gives up scent of lime zest and dry sea shells. A faint note of fresh green herbs. Loads of minerals in the mouth, with a lean and lingering finish. I’m drinking it as an aperitif, but it would shine with seared scallops.

So lean, precise, and minerally. Nose is somewhat subdued, but gives up scent of lime zest and dry sea shells. A faint note of fresh green herbs. Loads of minerals in the mouth, with a lean and lingering finish. I’m drinking it as an aperitif, but it would shine with seared scallops.

Jul 26th, 2018
Daniel Argandona

Gorgeous nose. A harmony of mild fleshed ripe mango/spring hibiscus/with notes of minerality. My goodness... The balance is sublime. Cant quite place the top of the nose...almost butterscotch? This makes the shortlist.

Gorgeous nose. A harmony of mild fleshed ripe mango/spring hibiscus/with notes of minerality. My goodness... The balance is sublime. Cant quite place the top of the nose...almost butterscotch? This makes the shortlist.

2 people found it helpfulJan 31st, 2015
Billy L.

Certified Bio-Dynamic Sancerre from 40 Year Old Vines; Entry level wine from Mellot Family; making wine since 1513! Great value at $25 Cheers 👍🏻👏🏻

Certified Bio-Dynamic Sancerre from 40 Year Old Vines; Entry level wine from Mellot Family; making wine since 1513! Great value at $25 Cheers 👍🏻👏🏻

1 person found it helpfulJul 9th, 2019
James Forsyth

Great minerality. Like licking a stone.

Great minerality. Like licking a stone.

1 person found it helpfulDec 6th, 2018
Andrew Lohse

Chalk, grapefruit, slight herbs, some pith, minerality - notable freshness

Chalk, grapefruit, slight herbs, some pith, minerality - notable freshness

1 person found it helpfulNov 10th, 2018
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

9.2

Very pure grapefruit with chalky minerality. Barely noticeable pyrazines. So much fruit I almost thought it was NZ. #sancerre #blindtasting #alphonsemellot

Very pure grapefruit with chalky minerality. Barely noticeable pyrazines. So much fruit I almost thought it was NZ. #sancerre #blindtasting #alphonsemellot

1 person found it helpfulJun 23rd, 2018
Daniel Maquin

WoW ! One of the best Sancerre I’ve had. Superb nose of lemon, cat piss, mineral things like crushed rocks, dry herbs. The palate is a model of balance : sheer acidity and a lovely texture with white flowers. Long finish with a touch of salt in the end. Very good! I’d like all my Sancerre to be like this one

WoW ! One of the best Sancerre I’ve had. Superb nose of lemon, cat piss, mineral things like crushed rocks, dry herbs. The palate is a model of balance : sheer acidity and a lovely texture with white flowers. Long finish with a touch of salt in the end. Very good! I’d like all my Sancerre to be like this one

1 person found it helpfulApr 10th, 2018
Lauren Rosillo

2013 vintage. Too much young yet....

2013 vintage. Too much young yet....

1 person found it helpfulDec 24th, 2014