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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.
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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.
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.
Still table wine