Alphonse Mellot

La Moussière Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc

9.031 ratings
9.16 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
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
Lauren Rosillo

2013 vintage. Too much young yet....

2013 vintage. Too much young yet....

1 person found it helpfulDec 24th, 2014
Scott Lauck

Classic and great depth. Lime zest mineral and sharp acid define this bottling. Superb with fresh made street tacos

Classic and great depth. Lime zest mineral and sharp acid define this bottling. Superb with fresh made street tacos

May 31st, 2015
Daron Watson

this is SERIOUS juice ~ LOVING the array of fruits, the freshness yet depth, & killah krushed shell minerality

this is SERIOUS juice ~ LOVING the array of fruits, the freshness yet depth, & killah krushed shell minerality

May 7th, 2015
Leslie Glen

Dry, biodynamic, excellent.

Dry, biodynamic, excellent.

Dec 12th, 2014
Allison Lyzenga

Very good; lots of good funky dishrag flavor, mineral; acidic; not too aromatic, but slight orange blossom honey aroma

Very good; lots of good funky dishrag flavor, mineral; acidic; not too aromatic, but slight orange blossom honey aroma

Dec 6th, 2014
Brendan Perrett

Green apple and green grass, tart fruit and all very well balanced. Nice weight, good length and very refreshing.

Green apple and green grass, tart fruit and all very well balanced. Nice weight, good length and very refreshing.

Feb 15th, 2016
John Kemper

A clear green-tinged straw, the '13 Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 'La Moussière' shows a minerally-infused nose of citrus zest, white flowers and honeydew melon. Exhibiting a richer, more buttery palate than most Sancerres, a bracing acidic core keeps the white stone fruit flavors fresh and lively. A nice change of pace from NZ Sauvignon Blancs.

A clear green-tinged straw, the '13 Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 'La Moussière' shows a minerally-infused nose of citrus zest, white flowers and honeydew melon. Exhibiting a richer, more buttery palate than most Sancerres, a bracing acidic core keeps the white stone fruit flavors fresh and lively. A nice change of pace from NZ Sauvignon Blancs.

Sep 25th, 2015
Eric Waxman

Very crisp. Good acid, fruit and mineral balance. Excellent with the spicy Asian pork dish we had for dinner.

Very crisp. Good acid, fruit and mineral balance. Excellent with the spicy Asian pork dish we had for dinner.

Jul 28th, 2015
Scot McIntosh

Deelish. Herby backbone, great acid, fruit is still a little tight, but this is solid. Will be returning to this one later. 2013 vintage.

Deelish. Herby backbone, great acid, fruit is still a little tight, but this is solid. Will be returning to this one later. 2013 vintage.

Jul 12th, 2015