Grape(s): Pinot Noir
Localization: Sancerre, Loire Valley, France
Tasting notes: The nose is deep and the aromas arrive little by little, spices, flint, mint, flowers and morello cherries. Fruity and suave on the attack with a lot of fruitiness, awakened by crunchy tannins on the finish.
Food Pairing: Beef burger, grilled kidney, rabbit with mustard, mashed sausage, charcuterie.
The Domain: 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, vinegrowers and 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 a 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, father and son, the 18th and 19th to bear the name.