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  2002 Alphonse Mellot La Moussière Sancerre
Los Angeles Times - Wine of the week - 28/04/2004

No newcomers, the Mellot family has been making wine in Sancerre since 1513. La Moussière is their classic Sancerre. Minerally and lean, it has a wonderful intensity of flavor and a long, steely finish - a very pure expression of Sauvignon Blanc.
I Love it as an apéritif, but also with food. One of the great matches is a classic Sancerre like this with a chalky crottin de Chavignol, an aged goat's cheese produced nearby.
But it's also a terrific food wine that will escort everything from a chilled shellfish platter or sampling of oysters to grilled fish and prawns and even a roasted chicken.

By S. Irene Virbila


Region : Loire Valley, France

Price : About $23

Style : Firm and minerally with a clean snap of acidity

Food it goes with : : A classic crottin de Chavignol or other aged goat cheese, chilled seafood, smoked salmon, corn chowder, grilld fish

Where you find it : Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454; Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (818) 222-1111; Wine Country in Signal Hill, (562) 597-8303


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