Sauvignon Blanc Sancerre France
Domaine Christian Salmon is a family owned estate covering fifteen hectares along Coteaux Buetons, between the appellations of Sancerre and Pouilly Fume in France's Valley Loire. The winemaking has remained largely unchanged after many generations and continues to deliver the most praiseworthy examples of French Sauvignon Blanc with every vintage. Christian Salmon leaves one with an overall sensation of elegance and harmony, one of France's most charming and immediately likeable styles of white wine.
Sauvignon Blanc is harvested from vines planted to calcareous clay soils, averaging twenty eight years of age. The bunches are lightly crushed immediately upon arrival to the winery. The must is pumped into tank and left to cold settle before the onset of natural fermentation. Temperatures are closely monitored to avoid any possible risk of oxidation while retaining freshness and aromaticness. The wine is racked and treated to a minimal addition of sulphur dioxide, followed by a period of rest in tank prior to bottling. Domaine Christian Salmon endeavour to preserve the regional characters of Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, no barrel ageing is involved in the production, completely unwooded and unoaked.
Pale straw hue. Initial impressions of intense flinty, minerally notes, verging on gunpowder. Being so aromatic, the wine opens up with air, taking on more fruit nuances, in particular of ripe pear. The structure is defined by its superb balance. The style is vigorous and frank, a rich middle palate, finishing with lively vivacity. Christian Salmon will perfectly accompany all delicate faire, fruits de mer au beurre blanc or fromages de chevre.