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2016 Cheverny

Domaine du Salvard

2016 Cheverny Domaine du Salvard - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Sauvignon Blanc is often described using the word “gooseberry,” better known as groseille à maquereau in French, thanks to traditional Norman fishermen’s recipes that include these berries to season mackerel dishes. Indeed, the snappy taste of Salvard’s Cheverny brings to mind my grandmother’s delicious “Bouonia”: mackerel cooked simply in a pot of white wine, vegetables, lemon, and gooseberry. Fresh and zesty! 

Sarah Hernan

$16.00
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 85% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Chardonnay
Appellation: Cheverny
Country: France
Region: Loire
Producer: Domaine du Salvard
Winemaker: Emmanuel & Thierry Delaille
Vineyard: 10 - 65 years
Soil: Chalk, Limestone, Sand
Aging: Wines age on fine lees in stainless steel tanks and are bottled unfiltered
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 12%

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About Loire

The defining feature of the Loire Valley, not surprisingly, is the Loire River. As the longest river in France, spanning more than 600 miles, this river connects seemingly disparate wine regions. Why else would Sancerre, with its Kimmeridgian limestone terroir be connected to Muscadet, an appellation that is 250 miles away?

Secondary in relevance to the historical, climatic, environmental, and cultural importance of the river are the wines and châteaux of the Jardin de la France. The kings and nobility of France built many hundreds of châteaux in the Loire but wine preceded the arrival of the noblesse and has since out-lived them as well.

Diversity abounds in the Loire. The aforementioned Kimmderidgian limestone of Sancerre is also found in Chablis. Chinon, Bourgueil, and Saumur boast the presence of tuffeau, a type of limestone unique to the Loire that has a yellowish tinge and a chalky texture. Savennières has schist, while Muscadet has volcanic, granite, and serpentinite based soils. In addition to geologic diversity, many, grape varieties are grown there too: Cabernet Franc, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Melon de Bourgogne are most prevalent, but (to name a few) Pinot Gris, Grolleau, Pinot Noir, Pineau d’Aunis, and Folle Blanche are also planted. These myriad of viticultural influences leads to the high quality production of every type of wine: red, white, rosé, sparkling, and dessert.

Like the Rhône and Provence, some of Kermit’s first imports came from the Loire, most notably the wines of Charles Joguet and Château d’Epiré—two producers who are featured in Kermit’s book Adventures on the Wine Route and with whom we still work today.

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2015 Chinon

Bernard Baudry  France  |  Loire  |  Chinon

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2015 Pouilly-Fumé “Vieilles Vignes”

Régis Minet  France  |  Loire  |  Pouilly Fumé

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2016 Coteaux du Loir Rouge “Cuvée du Rosier”

Pascal Janvier  France  |  Loire  |  Coteaux du Loir

$20.00

2016 Bourgueil “Trinch”

Catherine & Pierre Breton  France  |  Loire  |  Bourgeuil

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2015 Savennières Moelleux

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2015 Quincy “Vieilles Vignes”

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2015 Chinon “Beaumont”

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2015 Bourgeuil “Cuvée Beauvais”

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2014 Clisson “La Molette”

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2013 Chinon “Clos du Chêne Vert”

Charles Joguet  France  |  Loire  |  Chinon

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We only import wine we drink and enjoy ourselves, directly from the source.

Our wine tastes the same in your home as it did where it was bottled in Europe.

Like the long-term relationships we build with growers, we build long-term relationships with our clients. Have a question? Need wine advice? Just gives us a call—510-524-1524.

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