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Domaine Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Satellite 2020

$191.00
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Domaine Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Satellite 2020
Domaine Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Satellite 2020
Producer Domaine Alphonse Mellot
Region, Country Sancerre, France
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 6
Product Code 20156-750

Biodynamic. The domaine has held vines in Chavignol for over 50 years, yet the first bottling of Satellite was as recent as 2008 (what took you so long, Alphonse?). Spread over five separate parcels—all on Kimmeridgian soils—the four-hectare site includes two precious hectares on the revered terroirs of Le Cul de Beaujeu and Les Monts-Damnés. The low cropping Sauvignon Blanc vines here are between 40 and 80 years old.

The juice was naturally fermented and raised in large, mature oak barrels and bottled without filtration. 

The resulting wine harnesses both the famed texture and natural chalky electricity of the slopes of Chavignol, offering intensity, precision, elegance and balance. If anyone doubts the greatest hillside vineyards of Sancerre are every bit as special as those of Chablis, please step this way…

Domaine Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Satellite 2020
Domaine Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Satellite 2020

Reviews

“Blending five vineyards (and soil types including marl, limestone and sandstone laminae) in Chavignol, Mel’ot's 2020 Sancerre Satellite offers a pure, elegant, delicately fresh and aromatic bouquet of white stone fruits and crushed stones. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, this is an elegant, dense and lush, finely structured and persistent Sancerre with intense Peruvian cherry and yellow plum aromas. This 2020 is beautifully balanced and less mighty than the corresponding La Moussière. The finish is stimulatingly grippy and reveals a perfectly fine tannin structure as well as ripeness. A gorgeous wine to drink now.”
92 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate

Reviews

“Blending five vineyards (and soil types including marl, limestone and sandstone laminae) in Chavignol, Mel’ot's 2020 Sancerre Satellite offers a pure, elegant, delicately fresh and aromatic bouquet of white stone fruits and crushed stones. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, this is an elegant, dense and lush, finely structured and persistent Sancerre with intense Peruvian cherry and yellow plum aromas. This 2020 is beautifully balanced and less mighty than the corresponding La Moussière. The finish is stimulatingly grippy and reveals a perfectly fine tannin structure as well as ripeness. A gorgeous wine to drink now.”
92 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate

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