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Pure chalky flavors with a mardi-gras of crystallized citrus fruit and soft spices – a far-cry from new world Sauvignon.
In 2013, this historic estate celebrated its 500th anniversary – 19 successive generations of winegrowers in the Mellot family. Today Alphonse Jr. is in total charge, having taken over the reigns from his father Alphonse Sr. fully fifteen years ago. The property, known as La Moussiere, is now at the height of quality for white wines world-wide. All farming is organic and certified biodynamic, with an elite team in the vineyards focused on low yields and ideal ripeness. Their Sauvignons have acquired a rare precision and each parcel is well-defined, perhaps even more so with the reds. Only three star grower in Sancerre – la Revue du Vin de France; only five star Sancerre in Bettane + Desseauve.