Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

2016 Alphonse Mellot "Satellite" Sancerre

$59.99 $80.00
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Everyone loves Sancerre right now! So hot, so cool. But there is so little out there (a string of bad weather over numerous vintages) and prices are going through the roof (bummer high). So being able to grab a little of this Alphonse Mellot Satellite at a stupid, dumb price is really a huge win for both us and our customers. Alphonse Mellot is quickly becoming one of the top names of Sancerre due purely, in my mind, to the quality in bottle. Some may follow the winery for their dogma but that is not our jam, we'll just enjoy the damn wines. Coming from a single old vine parcel this bottling gives you all the cut, wet stoniness and lemony goodness you'd come to expect from Sancerre but with top flight depth and concentration even after 6 years in bottle. Grab it why you can, we don't think it will last long as Jason and I will have a hard time not drinking it all. (Bryan, GTO)

94 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine: "This is a new cuvée from Alphonse Mellot, derived from old vines in Chavignol. Like with all the Mellot wines, the fruit is ripe, organically grown and very pure. The structure and concentration will allow the wine to age. Drink from 2020." (12/1/18)

92 points from Wine Spectator: "Bright and racy, with plenty of zing to the flint, white peach and gooseberry notes that glisten as they carry through to the lime-tinged finish. Drink now through 2021. 520 cases made, 200 cases imported." (7/31/2018)

92 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Sancerre Satellite assembles the fruit from different lieux-dits and soil types of Chavignol and opens with clear, intense and well-concentrated fruit with herb notes on the bright yet deep and very elegant nose. Full-bodied and dense on the palate, with mild, perfectly interwoven acidity, a lingering phenolic grip and fine salinity, this is a perfectly matured Chavignon classic with substance and first hints of maturity. However, the wine is so stable, dense and firm that you can enjoy it for the next 5, maybe even 10 years. Tasted in January 2021." (3/18/2021)