Winery: Progressive winemaker Frantz Saumon is the man behind the négociant label of “Un Saumon Dans la Loire,” or a “Salmon in the Loire”. His own small estate [6 hectares] located in Montlouis in the Loire, was established in 2002. Un Saumon Dans la Loire has allowed him to buy 3 to 4 hectares of additional grapes each year. He is known for his pure flavours, “always looking for clean wines and thriving for dryness”. His pét-nat [or pétillant naturel or metodo ancestrale] wines are recognized as some of the best in the Loire region.
Winemaking: Frantz has always practiced organic and biodynamic farming. He uses only indigenous yeasts for fermentation and never fines or filters. Wines are aged in a stainless steel tanks and wood barrels of different sizes.
Vines are in limestone, clay and flint soils. Direct slow-press fermentation in tank, with brief battonage. Bottled unfined and unfiltered, with a tiny amount of SO2.”
Tasting Notes: Light gold in colour, with aromas of lemon, apple, toasted walnut, white flowers and sea spray. Yellow apple, baked pear, lemon, candied ginger, orange blossom and saline minerality are glossed by citrus acidity. Thyme, eucalyptus fuse with lemon and honey on the lush finish. Silky, bright and rich.
100% Melon de Bourgogne [Muscadet]
White Loire Valley Wine/Vin de France