With 10ha touching the Montagne de Reims planted 85% to Pinot Meunier, the Salmon family shows justifiable pride in Champagne’s ‘third’ variety: red summer fruits, floral and spicy notes with zest and suppleness to finish clean and dry, thanks to a low 7g/l dosage.
Champagne Salmon has a history going back three generations in Chaumuzy. The domain of 10 hectares is planted with 85% Meunier and the Salmon family have developed a unique expertise of working this black grape with white flesh, which offers roundness and fruitiness to champagne. When we received a call from them stating that they are to Meunier what Francis Egly is to Pinot Noir, our interest was piqued and after tasting the range we were utterly convinced. Stu loved them and described the 100% Meunier range as “pure, unmanipulated, beautifully honest examples which showed Meunier at its best”.
Champagne Salmon is run today by this family of artisan winegrowers, Michel, gave his name to the domain and has always worked the vines and patiently gathered different plots. He produced the first 500 bottles and is still in charge today. Olivier joined the domain in the 1980s and has been taking care to uphold the traditions for the past 30 years. Together they have diversified the blends and applied the principals of sustainable agriculture, long before it became fashionable. Today we are proud to be the exclusive UK stockist of these 100% Meunier cuvées of great quality.
The Champagne region is one of the country’s most important wine regions and has been producing champagne for over 1000 years. South of Reims, Épernay is the capital and main trading ground for the area. French wine laws state that only sparkling wines from this region can be labelled as Champagne and they must adhere to strict appellation standards.
Zalto Denk-Art Champagne Glass
Brilliant for Sauternes, Barsac and all types of. Although several Champagne style wines work very well in other glasses such as The Universal Glass, the Zalto Champagne Glass is perfect for all types of sparkling wine and great for those who prefer the traditional flute.
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