Wine Alphonse Mellot, Chardonnay "Les Penitents", 2011
Wine rich yellow with golden reflections.
The taste of wine is rounded, dense, harmonious, with good structure, pleasant acidity, notes of lemon and a long mineral finish with hints of bergamot.
Bunch of wine, expressive and elegant, revealed fresh citrus aromas. which are dominated by shades of lemon and grapefruit notes of exotic fruits.
Wine is the perfect accompaniment fish dishes, such as sardines, grilled with lemon, shellfish, crustaceans noble, for example, stuffed crab and fresh oysters, goat cheese, cream soups.
Wine "Les Penitents" Chardonnay, 2011 is made from Chardonnay grapes grown on clay-limestone soils of the vineyards in the Cotes de la Charite. Age of vines is 12 to 16 years. Fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tanks. Then the wine is aged on the lees for 6-8 months.
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.