2019 La Moussiere Sancerre Blanc

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$36.99

8 in stock

Tasting Notes

Very fine gold colour with a green sheen.mIts nose has a flowery fruity bouquet.

Food Pairing
Fish tartare, mussels “à la Charentaise”, pike with white butter sauce, chanterelle mushroom omelette, baked Norway lobsters, trout meunière, pike in saffron, braised ham with white sauce, tripe cooked the Caen way, Chavignol goatsmilk cheeses, puff pastriesGrape variety: Sauvignon blanc

Planting density

8000 to 10 000 vinestocks per ha (at present about 14 ha with 10 000 vinestocks/ha.
All new plantations have 9000 to 10 000 vinestocks given that the Sancerre vineyard is generally planted in accordance with the appellation order with 6,666 vinestocks per hectare.

Viticulture

The vines are pruned by the simple Guyot method or Royat Cordon pruning. The vineyard is trained in organic and biodynamic vine growing.

Wine-making

Sequential pneumatic pressing.
Static settling at temperatures below 10°C for about 48 hours.

Fermentation takes place in vats for 50% and the rest in new casks at temperature between 18° and 23°C.

Ageing on fine lees over 7 to 8 month;

About 240,000 bottles of the La Moussière Vintage are produced and it is bottled by us on the estate.

ABOUT DOMAINE LA MOUSSIERE ALPHONSE MELLOT 

SANCERRE is first and foremost an isolated hill that rises up in the middle of a serene landscape bathed by the soft light of the Loire river.

The oldest part of the town, built like an amphitheatre on the south-western slopes of the hill towers up to a height of three hundred and twelve meters, dominating the landscape and offering a magnificent panorama.

There is much controversy surrounding the origins of Sancerre. Certain historians attribute it to Julius Cesar, others to a Saxon settlement that is said to have been established during the reign of Charlemagne. It is however certain that its history goes back to the beginning of the Middle Ages, before the year 1000 and that a Castle was erected on this privileged site.

As far back as the XVI century, in 1513 to be exact, the local records mention the MELLOT family, whose life even at that time was governed by the seasons of the vine and the production of wines of excellent quality.

The Mellot family, vinegrowers and wine merchants, was again mentioned during the siege of the town. They pursued their patient labours and continued to gain recognition because César Mellot was appointed as Wine Advisor to Louis XIV in 1698.

At the beginning of the XIX century, ALPHONSE MELLOT founded a tavern in Sancerre where one could savour the local wines and so began a flourishing trade that was to continue. In 1881 he was granted a licence to ship his wine throughout France and all over the World. This marked the beginning of a pacific conquest which has been pursued and developed by the family business from father to son ever since, with the eldest son continuing to bear the name of the Founder Alphonse.

Today, this century old winemaking tradition is perpetuated by Alphonse

MELLOT, father and son, the 18th and 19th to bear the name.

The wines are produced from the upper Sancerre vineyard, the most famous of which is the « DOMAINE LA MOUSSIERE ». Its exceptional quality has led to it being officially classified as a unique category amongst the Sancerre wines.

The DOMAINE DE LA MOUSSIERE comprises one single vineyard of over thirty hectares.

Its ideally exposed location on the south-western tip of Sancerre, its chalk soil and its specific sub-soil are all perfect conditions for the cultivation of the vine.

White Sancerre is produced from the noble grape called « Sauvignon », with small, very tightly packed grapes, that is amongst the oldest known varieties.

Sancerre has an eminent position in the hierarchy of white wines thanks to its great finesse, its bouquet and fruitiness.

2019 La Moussiere Sancerre Blanc

$36.99

8 in stock

Country

Size

Vintage

Categories: , ,

Tasting Notes

Very fine gold colour with a green sheen.mIts nose has a flowery fruity bouquet.

Food Pairing
Fish tartare, mussels “à la Charentaise”, pike with white butter sauce, chanterelle mushroom omelette, baked Norway lobsters, trout meunière, pike in saffron, braised ham with white sauce, tripe cooked the Caen way, Chavignol goatsmilk cheeses, puff pastriesGrape variety: Sauvignon blanc

Planting density

8000 to 10 000 vinestocks per ha (at present about 14 ha with 10 000 vinestocks/ha.
All new plantations have 9000 to 10 000 vinestocks given that the Sancerre vineyard is generally planted in accordance with the appellation order with 6,666 vinestocks per hectare.

Viticulture

The vines are pruned by the simple Guyot method or Royat Cordon pruning. The vineyard is trained in organic and biodynamic vine growing.

Wine-making

Sequential pneumatic pressing.
Static settling at temperatures below 10°C for about 48 hours.

Fermentation takes place in vats for 50% and the rest in new casks at temperature between 18° and 23°C.

Ageing on fine lees over 7 to 8 month;

About 240,000 bottles of the La Moussière Vintage are produced and it is bottled by us on the estate.

ABOUT DOMAINE LA MOUSSIERE ALPHONSE MELLOT 

SANCERRE is first and foremost an isolated hill that rises up in the middle of a serene landscape bathed by the soft light of the Loire river.

The oldest part of the town, built like an amphitheatre on the south-western slopes of the hill towers up to a height of three hundred and twelve meters, dominating the landscape and offering a magnificent panorama.

There is much controversy surrounding the origins of Sancerre. Certain historians attribute it to Julius Cesar, others to a Saxon settlement that is said to have been established during the reign of Charlemagne. It is however certain that its history goes back to the beginning of the Middle Ages, before the year 1000 and that a Castle was erected on this privileged site.

As far back as the XVI century, in 1513 to be exact, the local records mention the MELLOT family, whose life even at that time was governed by the seasons of the vine and the production of wines of excellent quality.

The Mellot family, vinegrowers and wine merchants, was again mentioned during the siege of the town. They pursued their patient labours and continued to gain recognition because César Mellot was appointed as Wine Advisor to Louis XIV in 1698.

At the beginning of the XIX century, ALPHONSE MELLOT founded a tavern in Sancerre where one could savour the local wines and so began a flourishing trade that was to continue. In 1881 he was granted a licence to ship his wine throughout France and all over the World. This marked the beginning of a pacific conquest which has been pursued and developed by the family business from father to son ever since, with the eldest son continuing to bear the name of the Founder Alphonse.

Today, this century old winemaking tradition is perpetuated by Alphonse

MELLOT, father and son, the 18th and 19th to bear the name.

The wines are produced from the upper Sancerre vineyard, the most famous of which is the « DOMAINE LA MOUSSIERE ». Its exceptional quality has led to it being officially classified as a unique category amongst the Sancerre wines.

The DOMAINE DE LA MOUSSIERE comprises one single vineyard of over thirty hectares.

Its ideally exposed location on the south-western tip of Sancerre, its chalk soil and its specific sub-soil are all perfect conditions for the cultivation of the vine.

White Sancerre is produced from the noble grape called « Sauvignon », with small, very tightly packed grapes, that is amongst the oldest known varieties.

Sancerre has an eminent position in the hierarchy of white wines thanks to its great finesse, its bouquet and fruitiness.

Tasting Notes

Very fine gold colour with a green sheen.mIts nose has a flowery fruity bouquet.

Food Pairing
Fish tartare, mussels “à la Charentaise”, pike with white butter sauce, chanterelle mushroom omelette, baked Norway lobsters, trout meunière, pike in saffron, braised ham with white sauce, tripe cooked the Caen way, Chavignol goatsmilk cheeses, puff pastriesGrape variety: Sauvignon blanc

Planting density

8000 to 10 000 vinestocks per ha (at present about 14 ha with 10 000 vinestocks/ha.
All new plantations have 9000 to 10 000 vinestocks given that the Sancerre vineyard is generally planted in accordance with the appellation order with 6,666 vinestocks per hectare.

Viticulture

The vines are pruned by the simple Guyot method or Royat Cordon pruning. The vineyard is trained in organic and biodynamic vine growing.

Wine-making

Sequential pneumatic pressing.
Static settling at temperatures below 10°C for about 48 hours.

Fermentation takes place in vats for 50% and the rest in new casks at temperature between 18° and 23°C.

Ageing on fine lees over 7 to 8 month;

About 240,000 bottles of the La Moussière Vintage are produced and it is bottled by us on the estate.

ABOUT DOMAINE LA MOUSSIERE ALPHONSE MELLOT 

SANCERRE is first and foremost an isolated hill that rises up in the middle of a serene landscape bathed by the soft light of the Loire river.

The oldest part of the town, built like an amphitheatre on the south-western slopes of the hill towers up to a height of three hundred and twelve meters, dominating the landscape and offering a magnificent panorama.

There is much controversy surrounding the origins of Sancerre. Certain historians attribute it to Julius Cesar, others to a Saxon settlement that is said to have been established during the reign of Charlemagne. It is however certain that its history goes back to the beginning of the Middle Ages, before the year 1000 and that a Castle was erected on this privileged site.

As far back as the XVI century, in 1513 to be exact, the local records mention the MELLOT family, whose life even at that time was governed by the seasons of the vine and the production of wines of excellent quality.

The Mellot family, vinegrowers and wine merchants, was again mentioned during the siege of the town. They pursued their patient labours and continued to gain recognition because César Mellot was appointed as Wine Advisor to Louis XIV in 1698.

At the beginning of the XIX century, ALPHONSE MELLOT founded a tavern in Sancerre where one could savour the local wines and so began a flourishing trade that was to continue. In 1881 he was granted a licence to ship his wine throughout France and all over the World. This marked the beginning of a pacific conquest which has been pursued and developed by the family business from father to son ever since, with the eldest son continuing to bear the name of the Founder Alphonse.

Today, this century old winemaking tradition is perpetuated by Alphonse

MELLOT, father and son, the 18th and 19th to bear the name.

The wines are produced from the upper Sancerre vineyard, the most famous of which is the « DOMAINE LA MOUSSIERE ». Its exceptional quality has led to it being officially classified as a unique category amongst the Sancerre wines.

The DOMAINE DE LA MOUSSIERE comprises one single vineyard of over thirty hectares.

Its ideally exposed location on the south-western tip of Sancerre, its chalk soil and its specific sub-soil are all perfect conditions for the cultivation of the vine.

White Sancerre is produced from the noble grape called « Sauvignon », with small, very tightly packed grapes, that is amongst the oldest known varieties.

Sancerre has an eminent position in the hierarchy of white wines thanks to its great finesse, its bouquet and fruitiness.