2012 Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Edmond 750mL

Sku 163429
  • Appellation Sancerre
  • Country. France
  • Producer Alphonse Mellot
  • Size. 750 Ml
  • Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
  • Vintage 2012
  • Wine Type White
  • Product Wine Imported
  • 96 Wine Advocate Notes

    Aromas of limes, yellow citrus, crushed stones, herbs, chamomile and honey lead the 2012 Sancerre Edmond to a refreshingly mineral, profund and pure palate of great expression and a stimulating length with citrus flavors. This was my first note of the 2012 Sancerre Edmond, which is dedicated to Alphonse Mellots father Alphonse Edmond. The selection from the oldest (about 100 years old) Sauvignon Blanc grapes of the estate (on calcareous marl soils) is the purest and most precise expression of the kimmeridgian terroir because and this is my finding of the second day there is nothing more on the nose than ripe fruit aromas (nectarines again) based on and powdered with rock flour. This exceptional Sancerre was fermented and aged for 11 months in wooden vats and new demi-muid barrels, which initially seemed to add a further layer to this already very complex wine. However, the oak was completely absorbed by the minerality, which shines through even clearer the second day when Edmond be

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