Wine Alphonse Mellot, Sancerre "La Demoiselle", 2005
The wine has a very subtle and deep crimson color.
The wine has a well balanced, soft, rounded, deep taste, in which the wood background combined with hints of spice and fruit flavors.
The aroma of wine felt notes of red and black berries, such as raspberry, currant, mulberry and sour cherry, as well as the nuances of pink pepper, vanilla and cinnamon.
The wine is recommended to serve cake and quail with porcini mushrooms, cod in a wine sauce with calf's head with mayonnaise flavored with chopped hard-boiled egg and capers, veal and cabbage stuffed with chestnuts and olives, eel cooked in red wine, grilled meat with mashed potatoes, mutton leg, rabbit cooked with onions and cheese.
Wine Sancerre "La Demoiselle" is made from Pinot Noir harvested from vines whose age ranges from 5 to 45 years. Harvested by hand in small 25kg crates and carefully sorted. After cold maceration process, continuing from 5 to 10 days fermentation begins within 4 weeks. To save all the splendor flavor of Pinot Noir in the fermentation temperature does not exceed 28 ° C. The wine is aged for 10-18 months in oak barrels, of which 80-100% - new. Annually produces about 23,000 bottles of wine. Sancerre "La Demoiselle", 2005 is recommended to use in the period from 2009 to 2017.
Alfons Mello - one of the oldest family domains in Sancerre, the first mention of which relate to 1513, 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.