FAMILY MELLOTT - hereditary winemakers since 1513.

 

We would like to introduce a new winery in our range of wines: the venerable French winery "Alfonso MELLOT".

FAMILY MELLOTT - hereditary winemakers since 1513.




1.Since the 16th century, the MELLOT family has been featured in local archives as winemakers and wine merchants. Their continued success led King Louis XIV to appoint Cesar MELLOT as his personal wine advisor in 1698. Thus, in the early 19th century, Alphonse MELLOT established the family home in Sancerre, which continued to expand from father to son.

2. According to tradition, in each generation the oldest child is named Alphonse.



3. Recently the estate of Alphonse MELLOT passed from Alphonse the Elder (18th generation) to his son Alphonse the Younger and daughter Emmanuel. Together, Alphonse and Emmanuel MELLOT continued the legacy of their ancestors, and also gave the wines of the estate their own unique character. Today they run the famous Domaine de la Moussiere estate flagship, as well as the family plots Le Manoir, Les Herses, Satellite, Le Paradis and (aptly named) Generation XIX. Since 2005, they have also been working on a new site called the Domaine des Penitents, located 35 km from Sancerre.

4. The flagship vineyard Domaine de la Moussiere (30 hectares) is located at the top of Sancerre in the picturesque Loire Valley in France. And it is processed according to the principles of organic and biodynamic cultivation. Harvested by hand and respecting the environment and exceptional terroir.

4. The exceptional quality of the wines has resulted in DOMAINE DE LA MOUSSIERE being officially classified as a unique category among Sancerre wines.

5. From the legendary Domaine de La Moussiere vineyard in Sancerre, where ancient vines are rooted deep in the limestone soils of Chimeridge, originate some of the greatest Sauvignon Blanc wines in the world, whose labels are decorated with the signature of Alphonse MELLOT.




5. Today, this estate belongs to the nineteenth generation of MELLOT family winemakers, who carefully guard the wine-making heritage that is more than 500 years old. This estate clearly belongs to a special league, even classified as "out of competition", which literally means "unsurpassed quality."

6. The farms in Alphonse MELLOTt are organic and certified as biodynamic, with a team of 40 employees cultivating a total of 47 hectares of vineyards. The vines are planted at a density of 8,000 to 10,000 vines per hectare.

7. From the vines of the limestone-rich vineyard La Moussiere, Alphonse MELLOT produces the flagship wine La Moussiere in reds, whites and pinks, Generation XIX in reds and whites and the iconic Edmond cuvée. The estate also produces a 100% red Pinot Noir called La Demoiselle from siliceous clay soils from a site called La Demoiselle and En Grands Champs Pinot Noir on the chalky soils of Buzanse in the upper part of La Musier.

In a word, this is the legendary Winery with world wine !!