The facts: 50% chardonnay aged 20 months in barrels and 50% pinot noir aged 8 months in barrels. Dosage: 7g/L
With food or not, our beloved Salmon wines (we know you love them too!) always impress, especially with our direct-pricing that can’t be beat! CUVEE A.S. is a blockbuster, for sure, and fans of the richer, toastier style will be OVER THE MOON on this one!!
Honeysuckle, pears, nutmeg, crisp apple, ultra-mouth-filling and balanced, rocking with bread dough, grilled brioche bread, curry leaves, plums…seriously HEADY flavors and aromatics. Wow! Sappy and mineral, too, with a terrifically long, complex finish that just goes on…every sip is something different, and the wine opens for an hour getting better and better. BRAVO we say!!
Super-special stuff and a jaw-hanging price. ONLY 15 CASES
PAIRING IDEAS: We had some wonderful soy sauce Korean fried chicken with this. WOW. The chicken is simply fried, but served with a wildly flavorful soy sauce as a dip (not the usual Gochujang chili), and man, can we recommend that!
About the Producer
The Salmon winemaking legacy spans three generations, and their history of growing grapes stretches back even further. Michel, the grandfather, was born and raised in Chaumuzy, a sleepy little town in the Ardre Valley. He worked in the vineyards most of his life before acquiring a plot of land for himself. In 1958 he produced the first vintage, a grand total of 500 bottles. Today he still hangs around, but his son Oliver and grandson Alexandre maintain the day to day operations and total annual production. The Pinot Meunier grape likes the climate of Domaine Salmon. It draws its strength from the harshness of winter and its fruity flavors from the humidity of its springs. Our clay-limestone soil brings minerality to the grapes. At harvest time, its large black grains with white flesh look great. They offer the palate gourmet nuances which will give its champagne its dense color and its taste notes that are both light and deep.