Salvard Cheverny (750ml)
Domaine du Salvard has been a working domaine since 1898, through five hardworking generations of the Delaille family. Today, all forty-two hectares of vineyards are farmed by the brother team of Emmanuel and Thierry Delaille, with help from their father Gilbert. They have carried on the traditions established by their ancestors, producing a true, classic Cheverny that is both simple and elegant. Their attention is on growing fresh, lively Sauvignon Blanc, deeply rooted in the sand, clay, and limestone plains of northeastern Touraine. Cheverny is a relatively new Appellation Origine Controllee (as of 1993) in France’s Loire Valley. The Sauvignon Blancs produced here definitely give the more famous appellations of Sancerre and Pouilly Fume a run or their money.
This is a heck of a buy – a baby Sancerre for sure. With crisp, elegant notes of fresh peas, lemon grass, honeysuckle and citrus oil. Composed of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Chardonnay (all tank-fermented and aged), it is best consumed over the next year.