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Catherine Corbeau-Mellot, stands in the yellow light of the barrel cellar, and samples from a white wine glass.
  • Catherine Corbeau-Mellot, stands in the yellow light of the barrel cellar, and samples from a white wine glass

    Catherine Corbeau-Mellot

    President

    Founded in 1513 by Pierre-Etienne Mellot, the Joseph Mellot story in Sancerre has always been led by a member of the family. Today, Catherine Corbeau Mellot watches over it attentively with the hope of passing it on one day to her sons.

    Alexandre Mellot, the son of Joseph Mellot, was one of the first to believe in the important potential of the Sancerre and Central Loire wines, by wishing to establish a vineyard in each neighbouring appellation area. Today, it is by paying attention to the smallest details that Catherine carries on her late husband’s work and leads the Joseph Mellot vineyard on to greater success.

    Her main goal is to introduce great vineyards, produce wines with strong personalities and to market them in an innovative, international way, while taking care to protect the environment.

  • Norbert Buchonnet, the Joseph Mellot Winemaker and Chef de Cave, dressed in a brown company gilet and holding a sample of white wine from the tank behind him

    Norbert Buchonnet

    Winemakler & Chef de Cave

    After studying oenology at Bordeaux University, Norbert worked in the Languedoc, followed by over 4 years in China as a wine consultant for Castel at ChangYu winery. On his return to Europe he continued working in the Languedoc and in Alentejo, Portugal, before taking up a position of Chef de Cave at Joseph Mellot.