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1989 Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Edmond Blanc, Loire, France

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Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $120

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Price History for 1989 Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Edmond Blanc, Loire, France
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Grape Variety

Sauvignon Blanc is a white-wine grape from western France, now successfully grown in emerging and established wine regions all over the world. While the grape may be more readily associated with the Loire Valley (for its pivotal role in Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume), it is more likely to have originated from Bordeaux, where it is typically blended with Semillon.

In the late 20th Century, a new region began to gain a reputation as one of the great Sauvignon Blanc regions of the world: Marlborough, at the northern tip of New Zealand's South Island. The rapid development of the Marl ...more

  • Sancerre is one of the Loire Valley wine region's most easterly appellations and arguably its most prestigious. Once a name associated with light-bodied red wines, since the mid-20th century Sancerre has been world famous for the crisp, herbaceous style and marked minerality of its Sauvignon Blanc. It still produces red and rose wines, exclusively from Pinot Noir, but these represent only about one-fifth of its annual production.

    The distinctively smoky, gunflint character of Sauvignon Blanc from this area is an intrinsic part of the Sancerre palate and is referred to locally as ...more

  • Upper Loire is an unofficial name given to the eastern end of the main Loire Valley wine region of France. It groups together the likes of Sancerre, Pouilly-Fume and Menetou-Salon alongside lesser-known appellations such as ...more

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