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Domaine Christian Salmon Sancerre 2014

Domaine Christian Salmon

Domaine Christian Salmon is a family owned estate in the Coteaux Buetons, covering 15 hectares within the appellation of Sancerre, in the Loire Valley of central France. 

For many generations the Salmon family has been growing grapes and making wine with care, finesse and passion. A love of viticulture and vinification allows them to produce wines to delight the palate. Their aromatic wines boast freshness and complexity typical of the limestone and clay-limestone terroirs of Bué.

Description

This is seriously good Sauvignon Blanc from France’s Loire Valley. Very different in style to the Australian and New Zealand savvy’s to which we’ve become accustomed, this quality white is built around a core of flinty, mineral aromas. As the wine opens up, delicate fruity pear nuances emerge. A wonderfully balanced wine, the style is fresh, rich and lively. Team up with delicately flavoured shellfish, fish dishes or with dry goats cheese.


Tasting Notes

Grapes/Blend

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vinification

The bunches are lightly crushed as soon as they arrive to the winery. The must is pumped into stainless steel tanks and left to cold settle before the fermentation, which occurs naturally. The temperature of the ferment is closely monitored to avoid any possible risk of oxidation and to retain freshness and aroma. The wine is racked and a minimal addition of sulphur dioxide is made as required. The wine is rested in tank prior to bottling. Domaine Christian Salmon is looking to preserve the typical flavours and aromas of Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, and no oak treatment is involved in the production.

Maturation

Stainless steel

Appearance

Very pale straw

Aroma

The first impression is of intense flinty, minerally notes verging on gunpowder. Being typically aromatic, the wine opens up with air, taking on more fruity nuances, in particular of ripe pear.

Palate

The structure is defined by wonderful balance. The style is vigorous and frank, with a surprisingly rich middle palate, finishing with lively vivacity. Domaine Christian Salmon Sancerre leaves one with an overall sensation of elegance and harmony.

Food Matching

Delicately flavoured shellfish and fish dishes such as Brochet (Pike) au Beurre Blanc, or with dry goats cheese, such as that typical of the region from the wine-making village of Chavignol “Crottin de Chavignol”.

All prices are inclusive of:

  • Packaging (Shipper, Wine Box, Wrapped Bottle, Bow, Magnet)
  • Gift Card (Black or White Design) message printed on right hand side of the card
  • Standard Delivery (3-7days) option to upgrade to Express Delivery
Price: AUD $53.64

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