As far back as the XVI century, in 1513 to be exact, the local records mention the
MELLOT family, whose life even at that time was governed by the seasons of the vine
and the production of wines of excellent quality. The Mellot family, vine-growers and
wine merchants, was again mentioned during the siege of the town. They pursued
their patient labors 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 savor the local wines and so began a flourishing trade that was
to continue. In 1881 he was granted a license 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,
father and son, the 18th and 19th to bear the name. The wines are produced from the
upper Sancerre vineyard, the most famous of which is the « DOMAINE LA
MOUSSIERE ». Its exceptional quality has led to it being officially classified as a unique category amongst the Sancerre wines.
The DOMAINE DE LA MOUSSIERE comprises one single vineyard of over thirty hectares. Its ideally exposed location on the
south-western tip of Sancerre, its chalk soil and its specific sub-soil are all perfect conditions for the cultivation of the vine.
White Sancerre is produced from the noble grape « Sauvignon Blanc », with small, very tightly packed grapes, that is amongst
the oldest known varieties. Sancerre has an eminent position in the hierarchy of white wines thanks to its great finesse, its bouquet
and fruitiness. Red and rosé Sancerre are produced from the « Pinot Noir » grape, particularly from the older vines of
the 'Vieux Clos Chambrastes'. Legend has it that this vineyard is located on the site of an ancient roman encampment.
Region: Loire Valley
Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Blanc "Cuvee Edmond" 2010
Alphonse Mellot "Les Penitents" Chardonnay 2008
Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Rouge "En Grands Champs" 2007/2008
Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Rouge "Generation XIX" 2005/2008
Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Rouge "La Moussiere" 2008/2009
Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Blanc "La Moussiere" 2011
Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Blanc "Satellite" 2008
Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Blanc "Generation XIX" 2010