Wine Alphonse Mellot, Sancerre "En Grands Champs", 2008
Wine beautiful, deep crimson color.
The wine has a refined, intense varietal flavor with good structure and pleasant tannins.
The wine has a complex flavor with pronounced notes of dark cherry, herbs, mulberry, hints of minerals, tobacco and spices.
Wine combined with a variety of dishes and desserts: red marmalade, strawberry, berry charlotte, fruit salad, fruit pies, pate of beef, oxtail terrine, veal Marengo, red and white stew marinated calf liver, veal stew with vegetables , shepherd's pie, with a variety of dishes from the rabbit, for example, with a rabbit in mustard sauce or fried with onions, pork dishes, cooked with beer and mustard, chicken dishes, fish dishes of eel, ling, tuna, with a variety of sauces - red wine sauce, sauce Marengo, and hot sausages, potato salad and foie gras.
Sancerre "En Grands Champs" - is a wonderful wine made from the Pinot Noir grape, which is grown on the magnificent soils composed of limestone of the upper and lower layer, formed back in the Cretaceous period. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 14 months. The average annual volume of production - 3000 bottles.
"Sancerre" An Shang Grand Prix "2008 impresses with its very fine texture, which seems to be typical of wines Alphonse Mellot. Bright, intense fruity taste with a" pronounced "Pinot Noir, with a fine structure and perfect balance. Wine level Premier Cru Burgundy made excellent ... ", - David Cobbold, February 2010.
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.