Edmond 2014 from Alphonse Mellot : A rich and gourmet Sancerre
This single-variety Sauvignon Blanc is produced in the Sancerre appellation. Edmond from Alphonse Mellot is a 7 hectare vineyard. This cuvee is produced from 100 year old vines planted on limestone and Kimmeridgian marl. The wine is aged in barrels for 11 months in wooden vats and new demi-muids before being blended together and aged for at least 12 months.
Edmond 2014 from Alphonse Mellot has a golden-yellow color with bright green reflections. Rich aromas of anise, herbs, honey and light notes of brioche. A delicious and rich wine that reveals flavors of lemons with a clean finish of minerality.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
From almost 100-year-old vines on Kimmeridgian marl and limestone soils, the 2014 Sancerre Edmond displays a very deep and mineral nose with herbal and stony favors. Extremely pure and mineral on the palate, this is a tightly woven, firm and mineral wine that is still restrained, but wow, what a combination of power and finesse! The finish is endlessly salty but also reveals that this wine is still bloody young.