Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Génération Dix-Neuf 2013
|Region||France, Loire Valley, Sancerre|
Appearance: Pale gold yellow in colour with light green sheen, brilliant, lively and clear, a mature appearance. Nose: Mature and fresh. Finely expressed lemon scented honeydew, with hints of menthol, acacia then dried fruits, St George's mushrooms from meadows and iodised mineral. When opened hints of beeswax, gingerbread and menthol lemon appear. Taste: Full, fresh, rich and virile. An honest effect covered with mellowness well combined with acidity and halfway through it is joined by toasted nuts. The rich finish explodes in a hint of freshness accentuating the iodised mineral, Muscat and boxtree. Slight plant bitterness is mixed with long lasting quality. When older, it should change into terpenic aromas, white truffles on honeyed hazelnut background. Pairings: Raw or baked oysters, mussels in thyme, clams in saffron flavoured soup, fried sand eels in Guerande salt and Andilly butter petals, Norway lobsters cassolette with gourmand peas, Loire pike in salty pastry, pink garlic monkfish fillet, fillet of sea bass in basil, calve's sweetbreads kebab, young rabbits'tails with Autumn mushrooms, all fresh or blue goatsmilk cheeses, almond biscuits, cold apricot tart.