Domaine Salmon Muscadet Sur Lie Vielles Vignes - Decanter Magazine Vintage 2016 90 pts

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Classification of Wine

Muscadet Se vre et Maine sur Lie
Varietal: 100% Melon de Bourgogne
Vintage: 2015
Soil: Granite soils, Hills of the Maine
Vineyard age: 60 years
Yield: Limited yield
ABV: 12%
Sulfites: 93 mg/L

Wine Maker: Dominique Salmon
The family estate was started in 1897.
Hand harvesting, natural yeasts. Pneumatic pressing without
crushing, which ensures utmost respect for the bunches of grapes Then, cold settling by gravity.
Alcoholic fermentation with temperature control and daily monitor-ing. A long extension on fine lees for several months in underground tanks glass tiles, traditional regular stirring.

Tasting Notes

Vibrant light yellow with green tints. Elegant nose melding citrus, white flowers and a mineral note. Toasty, brioche aromas augmented by a touch of preserved lemon. Delicacy and finesse in the mouth, not a heavyweight style but still with energetic, juicy fruit and a long, fine, pithy finish.
The wine offers real character.
Pairs beautifully with cheese, mixed salads, grilled fish, especially with sauces, sea foods, and white meats..
Serve at 12C/55F
Vintage 2012 93 points Decanter Magazine
Vintage 2015 96 points Decanter Magazine
Vintage 2016 90 points Decanter Magazine Silver medal,
Gilbert &Gaillard 89/100,
And Wine Enthusiast 90 points