Sancerre 2017 Blanc Domaine Christian Salmon Loire France

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Sancerre sets the world’s benchmark for Sauvignon Blanc and this sixth generation family estate produces wine thoroughly deserving of the term ‘classic’. Beautifully balanced with ripe citrus notes and hallmark mineral freshness, it’s ideally suited to seafood, or recipes featuring goat’s cheese or asparagus.

Description

The Sancerre region of the central Loire hosts a number of different soil types and the vine-clad slopes of Bué are listed among the very best. Since Armand Salmon’s great grandfather’s time, in the early 20th century, the family has owned 15 hectares here dedicated to the Sauvignon Blanc. The soils, rich in limestone and oyster fossils, lend a distinctive flinty-dry mineral character to the wines. The slopes’ southerly aspect ensures a balance of lovely ripe fruit flavours.

In the winery, a modern pneumatic press slowly extracts the juice in the gentlest possible way, while cool fermentation preserves every ounce of freshness. Domaine Salmon’s motto is “Passion, tradition, authenticity” – the very forces that elevate great individually crafted wines like this to way beyond everyday quality.

Winery tasting notes

Brilliant pale gold with subtle green highlights. The nose is intense, with good balance between freshness, fruit, vivacity and finesse that complement its minerality. Notes of citrus fruit and lime on the palate with a touch of mint.

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Name Sancerre 2017 Blanc Domaine Christian Salmon Loire France
Description

The Sancerre region of the central Loire hosts a number of different soil types and the vine-clad slopes of Bué are listed among the very best. Since Armand Salmon’s great grandfather’s time, in the early 20th century, the family has owned 15 hectares here dedicated to the Sauvignon Blanc. The soils, rich in limestone and oyster fossils, lend a distinctive flinty-dry mineral character to the wines. The slopes’ southerly aspect ensures a balance of lovely ripe fruit flavours.

In the winery, a modern pneumatic press slowly extracts the juice in the gentlest possible way, while cool fermentation preserves every ounce of freshness. Domaine Salmon’s motto is “Passion, tradition, authenticity” – the very forces that elevate great individually crafted wines like this to way beyond everyday quality.

Winery tasting notes

Brilliant pale gold with subtle green highlights. The nose is intense, with good balance between freshness, fruit, vivacity and finesse that complement its minerality. Notes of citrus fruit and lime on the palate with a touch of mint.

Country of Production
Price £17.99
Colour White
Type Still table wine
Profile Crisp
Country France
Region Loire
Appellation Sancerre
Grapes Sauvignon Blanc
ABV 13.00%
Closure natural cork
Vintage 2017
Awards .
Points .
Bottle size Bottle 75cl
Drink from - until Now-2020
Wine Maker Armand Salmon
Producer Armand Salmon
Food matching No
Featured Product No