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Génération XIX Rouge, Les Vins Alphonse Mellot, Sancerre, Centre Loire, France 2018

Loire, France

Génération XIX Rouge, Les Vins Alphonse Mellot, Sancerre, Centre Loire, France 2018

Tasting Notes

This 100% Pinot Noir has a rich and complex nose opening to notes of blackberry, bilberry and morello cherry, a deep ruby red robe and a perfectly balanced, powerful and generous palate combining oriental fruits and spices such as pink pepper, vanilla and cinnamon on a background of mineral freshness.

Food Matches

Duch, Venison - pie or roast & Mushroom fricassee

Wine Profile

Wine Type Red wine

Vintage 2018

Style Medium Bodied Reds

Country France

Region Loire

Grower Name Alphonse Mellot

Grape Variety Pinot Noir

ABV 14.50%

Closure Natural Cork

Bottle Size 75cl

Allergens Sulphites

Method Biodynamic, Vegan

SKU AMELLGENXIXROU18

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

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the grape variety used in all quality red wines from Burgundy, and as a varietal wine in several parts of the New World, most notably New Zealand, California and Chile. It is also one of the three grape varieties commonly used in the production of Champagne and other traditional method sparkling wines of the world, either as a 100% blancs de noirs or (more… Read More

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