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Domaine Christian Salmon Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc

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Christian Salmon may sounds a little fishy but this is seriously accomplished French Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley. Be prepared as this is not like the Sauvignon Blanc that you may be used to from New Zealand and Australia. It’s laden with a core of minerals and citrus and makes a perfect accompaniment for shellfish. Lifted and lively the palate is finely structured with a vitality of fruit and zippy acids.

Winemaker's Notes

Domaine Christian Salmon is a family owned estate in the Coteaux Buetons, covering 15 hectares within the appellations of Sancerre and Pouilly Fume, in the Loire Valley of central France. For many generations the Salmon family has ensured production of the very best quality wine, and the techniques employed today are based on those of previous generations.

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.

Appearance: Very pale straw.

Nose: 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: Serve with 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”.

Cellaring: Up to 3 years.

Alcohol: 13.0%

Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc 100%, average age of vines 30 years.

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