From vineyards to the west of Sancerre in the Loire, Sancerrois Alexandre Mellot has produced a classically fresh, simple, very drinkable wine, showing great awareness of the apple and green pear character of Sauvignon Blanc. Drink this year.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.