Domaine Florian Mollet
After studying winemaking in Dijon and working abroad in South Africa and Australia, young vigneron Florian Mollet took over his family Domaine in 2000 with the idea of making it one of the great estates in Sancerre. He had a bit of head start when you consider that Mollet controls the Clos du Roc de l’Abbaye’ vineyard, one of the great terroirs of Sancerre, which has been in the family’s holdings since 1850.
The primary focus for the Domaine is on silex (flint) soils which provide the signature flavour profile to his wines making Sancerre and neighbouring Pouilly-Fume so distinctive. Mollet uses mostly hand-pruning and harvesting techniques where most other producers rely heavily on machine harvesting.