Country: France > Loire Valley

Domaine Alphonse Mellot

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In 1513, the records of Sancerre mention the Mellot family.

The Mellot family, vinegrowers ad wine merchants, was again mentioned during the siege of the town. They pursued their patient labours and continued to gain recognition because César Mellot was appointed as Wine Advisor to Louis XIV in 1698.

At the beginning of the XIX century, Alphonse Mellot founded a tavern in Sancerre where one could savour the local wines and so began the flourishing trade that was to continue.

In 1881, he was granted a licence to ship his wine throughout France and all over the world. This marked the beginning of a pacific conquest which has been pursued and developed by the family business from father to son ever since, with the eldest son continuing to bear the name of the founder Alphonse.

Today, this century old winemaking tradition is perpetuated by Alphonse Mellot Jr, the 19th to bear the name.

  • Appellation: Sancerre
  • Owner: Alphonse Mellot
  • Winemaker: Alphonse Mellot - 19 Generations
  • Varieties Grown: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir
  • Hectares/Age of Vines: About 60 hectares, up to 60 years old with an average of 25 years old.
  • Altitude/Soil: Between 200–400 meters above sea level. Kimmeridgian Limestone, flint.
  • Farming Methods: Organic (FR-BIO-01) and biodynamic (monitored by ECOCERT France SAS) wine. BIODYVIN certified. Manually harvested into 25-kg crates. Severe table sorting and gentle pressing.


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