Wine Alphonse Mellot, Pouilly-Fume "Grande Reserve" AOC, 2012
Reviews of purchase Alphonse Mellot, Pouilly-Fume "Grande Reserve" AOC, 2012
Wine bright straw-yellow color with light green reflections.
The taste of wine is rounded and soft, with a nice minerality and a long finish.
The aroma of the wine balanced and diverse, with distinct shades of fruit, citrus notes, delicate floral tones.
Wine is the perfect accompaniment for fish dishes, mushroom dishes, carpaccio, grilled shrimp, pizza with seafood.
Wine "Par Emmanuelle Mellot" made from grape varieties Sauvignon Blanc grown on limestone soils in Pyuyi-Fumé. After collecting the berries, which is done by hand, fermented in fermentation tanks and malolactic fermentation in new oak barrels at a temperature of 18 ° C to 23 ° C. The wine has a very characteristic mineral and citrus shades in the taste that is the hallmark of this wine region.
The word "Fume" (translated from French - "smoke") entered into appellasona name is no accident. There are two versions about the origin of the "smoke". Some refer to the local name for Sauvignon Blanc - "Fumé Blanc", which is explained by a special white coating that appear on the grapes during the period of full maturity, and grapes are obtained, as it were powdered gray ash. According to another version, the name comes from the aroma, characteristic for wines originating in the siliceous soils of the region. He recalls, "smoke" from the carved flint spark. When Pyuyi wine tasting, wine makers hit each other 2 flint and give them a sniff of the audience, and then offer to find a similar flavor in the glass.
Wine "Par Emmanuel Mello" decorate evening in the company of good friends, especially if the table will be seafood snacks or meals from fresh sea fish.
Alfons Mello - one of the oldest family domains in Sancerre, the first mention of which relate to 1513. It is located in the northern region of France, in the Loire Valley. The family Mello eldest sons, except the profession of his father, inherited the name. Now heads the domain wise Alphonse XVIII, and the winery manages energetic Alphonse XIX. Both believe that the quality of the wines is greatly influenced by the terroir, so the farm use only ecological methods of cultivation. In the vineyards located on clay and chalk soils, mostly grown noble Sauvignon, from which the magnificent, elegant, with a wonderful aroma and fruity wines. In addition to white, domain Alfons Mello produces red and rose wines from Pinot Noir harvested from the oldest vineyards, which according to legend, planted by the Romans. Wines Domaine Alphonse Mellot highly valued by experts around the world.