• Alphonse Mellot Côtes de la Charité Chardonnay 2019:Bourbon Central
Skip to product information
  • Alphonse Mellot Côtes de la Charité Chardonnay 2019:Bourbon Central
1 of 1

Alphonse Mellot Côtes de la Charité Chardonnay 2019


Regular price $49.99
Regular price Sale price $49.99
Bottle Size: 750 mL
Trust Badge
  • The story
  • Shipping information

The oldest part of the town, built like an amphitheatre on the south-western slopes of the hill towers up to a height of three hundred and twelve meters, dominating the landscape and offering a magnificent panorama.

There is much controversy surrounding the origins of Sancerre. Certain historians attribute it to Julius Cesar, others to a Saxon settlement that is said to have been established during the reign of Charlemagne. It is however certain that its history goes back to the beginning of the Middle Ages, before the year 1000 and that a Castle was erected on this privileged site.

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

Unfortunately, we're unable to ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses. 

Adult signature (21+) required upon delivery.