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Les Pénitents Chardonnay Organic Biodynamic, Les Vins Alphonse Mellot, Côtes de la Charite, Centre Loire, France 2017

Loire, France

AMELLPENITCHAR17

Tasting Notes

An expressive nose delivering real aromatic intensity with notes of citrus and exotic fruits, a rich yellow robe with glints of gold, and a finely balanced palate with lemony hints and a full lingering finish.

Food Matches

Aperitif - Oysters, Risotto - Truffle or Morels & Cheese - Crottin de Chavignol

Wine Profile

Wine Type White wine

Vintage 2017

Style Rich & Complex Whites

Country France

Region Loire

Grower Name Alphonse Mellot

Grape Variety Chardonnay

ABV 13.00%

Closure Natural Cork

Bottle Size 75cl

Allergens Sulphites

Method Biodynamic, Vegan

SKU AMELLPENITCHAR17

Grower

Alphonse Mellot

Alphonse Mellot

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… Read More

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Region

Loire

Loire

The Loire Valley is a well known wine producing region of Central France, defined by the river Loire which runs through it before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean. The region itself is so large and diverse that generalisations about terroir and soils are impossible, but the most well-known appellations include Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, famed for their Sauvignon Blanc;… Read More

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Grape

Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is arguably the best known and most versatile white grape variety in the wine world. Its traditional homeland is that of Burgundy, where it is responsible for such names as Chablis, Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet to name but a few, but it has also found success in almost every wine-producing region the world over - partly due to its versatility, used as it is as a… Read More

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