Alphonse Mellot

La Moussière Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc

9.1314 ratings
9.155 pro ratings
Sancerre, Central Vineyards, Loire Valley, France
Sauvignon Blanc
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The 2020 Sancerre La Moussière is an easygoing wine offering clean, pure flavors of pineapple, grass and pear. It's full and rounded with a whopping 15% alcohol, which no doubt has boosted the texture and palate weight. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, August 2021)

The 2020 Sancerre La Moussière is an easygoing wine offering clean, pure flavors of pineapple, grass and pear. It's full and rounded with a whopping 15% alcohol, which no doubt has boosted the texture and palate weight. (Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, August 2021)

Sep 2nd, 2021
John Willison

Subtle lemon, crushed white stone, slight green tones, decent acidity.

Subtle lemon, crushed white stone, slight green tones, decent acidity.

Aug 7th, 2021
Tom Casagrande

As usual, this is a very good rendition. Nose has crisp apple and lemon-lime fruit, high-toned powdered stone, and a meadow flower note. So lively. Intense and vibrant in the mouth. There is a ton of crisp, ripe fruit, zingy acids, limestoney minerality. Floods the mouth with flavors and aromas. Round-textured at the same time. Long finish. Really fine. In 375.

As usual, this is a very good rendition. Nose has crisp apple and lemon-lime fruit, high-toned powdered stone, and a meadow flower note. So lively. Intense and vibrant in the mouth. There is a ton of crisp, ripe fruit, zingy acids, limestoney minerality. Floods the mouth with flavors and aromas. Round-textured at the same time. Long finish. Really fine. In 375.

Apr 29th, 2021
Daron Watson

yellow plum, green papaya, kiwi, honeysuckle, tamarind ~ various yellow & green stone fruits on palate, juicy w a touch of minerality

yellow plum, green papaya, kiwi, honeysuckle, tamarind ~ various yellow & green stone fruits on palate, juicy w a touch of minerality

Apr 4th, 2021
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