Alphonse Mellot De La Moussiere Sancerre 2015
Biodynamic and hand harvested. Veiled behind a single row of poplar trees as you enter the town Sancerre, on the Bué-Sancerre road, lies La Moussière; one of the most notable and best kept vineyards in France. This beautiful, rolling slope with cultivated, rocky, limestone soils lies on the ancient Saint-Doulchard marls which from part of the great Kimmeridgian chain (à la Chablis). This terroir, when coupled with this house's meticulous biodynamic cultivation and low yields, is responsible for some of Sancerre's most striking and atypical wines. As usual, 50% of this wine undergoes large-format barrel fermentation - a fact that in no way compromises the fabulous line, elegance and energy - while 50% is raised in traditional concrete vats, before blending. The wines are aged on fine lees for a period of roughly 12 months, further enhancing the wine's famously deep, pulpy texture.
In a mixed or straight case: $68.39