Champagne Salmon is situated in the charming village of Chaumuzy in the Ardre Valley. This is an area where the Pinot Meunier shines and these are some of the best examples of the variety we have come across.
Salmon 100% Meunier NV x 2 bottles
If you think that Meunier lacks finesse and elegance, you obviously haven't tried the wines from Champagne Salmon. 100% Meunier cuvées are quite rare but this showcases just how good the variety can be on its own. Rich, round and fleshy on the palate, creamily textured with layers of citrus, stone fruits and baked apple notes. Although rich and full flavoured, there is a wonderful core of acidity giving a spine of freshness and a long, persistent finish. 100% Meunier from Salmon's Chaumuzy vineyards. The base wine is a blend of 2015 and reserves. Dosage 7gms/ltr Disgorged 02/02/21
Salmon 100% Meunier Rosé NV x 2 bottles
In the glass it has a fresh, vibrant dark salmon colour with just a hint of orange. The nose shows candied red fruits, cherries and redcurrants. The palate, giving bags of black and red fruits, possesses a soft and creamy mouthfeel with a lick of savoury spice on the finish. This has always been a favourite and depth and structure make it a wine a perfect match with almost any cuisine.
100% Meunier from Salmon's Chaumuzy vineyards. The colour is achieved by the addition of 5% red wine and 20% which has undergone the 'saignee' maceration method. Dosage 7gms/ltr Disgorged 02/02/21
Salmon Special Club 2013 Zero Dosage x 1 bottle
Salmon’s 2013 ‘Special Club’ release is from the excellent 2013 vintage (very much a vintage where Chardonnay shone) and is a blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir. All grapes are sourced from just one single plot "La Truie" in Chaumuzy which has some of the oldest vines and consistently produces outstanding fruit. Reflecting the freshness and vibrancy of the vintage, the wine is very pale in colour with an incredibly fine mousse. It has lifted white floral aromatics with exotic spice and citrus notes. The palate is vinous and full with a saline minerality accentuated by the lack or need for dosage, pristine and pure, perfectly balanced with lovely delineation and tremendous length. Everything you would expect from a 'Special Club' release! Dosage Brut Nature 0 g/l , Disgorged 16/10/2020
Salmon Special Club Rose 2013 Zero Dosage x 1 bottle
Salmon’s ‘Special Club’ Rose de Saignee 2013 Zero Dosage is 100% Meunier from a single old-vine parcel (La Croute sous la Mutte) that has always been renowned for the excellence of the fruit.
The common method for producing Rose wines is the addition of still red wine for colouring. The Saignee ('to bleed') method involves allowing the skins to macerate with the juice to achieve the colour desired - a much more hands-on approach and does require greater effort and precision. Alexandre Salmon is not afraid of deeply coloured cuvees and on one visit to the estate showed me a possible Special Club rose release that was rejected by the Club - as they they considered the wine to be too darkly coloured for a champagne!
Special Club Rose's are extremely rare with only Paul Bara and Cedric Mousse having had other releases to my knowledge.(Interesting to note that Cedric Mousse who is also a Meunier genius chooses the saignee method and minimal dosage to best express the variety and region).
Deep dark crimson in colour with notes of dark berries, pomegranate and spice on the nose. Richly textured and round on the palate but the ultra fine bead cuts through leaving the palate balanced and fresh. Multi-layered and quite complex as it opens in the glass with more and more flavours unfolding and revealing themselves. Salmon are one of the leading exponents of Meunier and this is a great example of what heights champagne's indigenous variety can achieve. Still very youthful, a sheer delight at present but with so much more to come! Dosage Brut Nature 0 g/l , Disgorged 16/10/2020
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