Alphonse Mellot

At the beginning of the sixth century, Alphonse Mellot founded a tavern in Sancerre where one could savour the local wines – and so began a flourishing trade.

Today, this centuries old winemaking tradition is perpetuated by Alphonse Mellot father & son, the 18th and 19th to bear the name. Their 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 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.

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