Domaine Saladin Fan dé Lune 2007 (only 5 btls left)

 

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  • Certified Organic
  • Vegan Suitable
  • Wild (Natural) Yeast Fermentation

 

Winery/Brand: Domaine Saladin

 

The nose shows dark cherry fruit with a hint of mint and earth. The aromas are developed and complex. There is a purity on the palate, with fine tannins and a hint of liquorice and dried herbs. The finish is drying and long. Definitely one you want ponder over the course of an evening as there are a changing array of aromas & flavours.

 

 

The Story

"Fan de Lune" means 'child of the moon' and is saying used to express surprise in the local lingo. The wine was named in remembrance of two surprises experienced by the family in the late 1970’s; the new appellation of the Côtes du Rhône Villages ‘terroirs’ in St Marcel d’ Ardèche and the birth of girls, Marie-Laurence and Elisabeth!

TERROIR: ‘Villafranchiennes’ terraces amongst oak and chestnut trees, blessed with high mineral deposits from the Rhône. Soil is made up of ‘galets roulés’ (large, rounded pebbles) and the roots reach very deep. Exposure is south to south-east on the hillsides. The vines are 40 years old. Yield is 30 hectolitres per hectare. No use of chemicals, wine is ‘Agriculture Biologique’ (Certified Organic) by ‘Ecocert.’ since 2007

VINIFICATION: Grapes are handpicked and the selection is very thorough - right on the vine. The winemakers play with the particularities found in the combination of varietals, soils and plots and add nothing to nature but for a tiny touch of sulphite. Vinification varies depending upon berries and must (unfermented juice): Mourvedre requires a late harvest; Grenache, semi-carbonic maceration; and Syrah, long fermentation (33 days).’Elevage’ (aging) is carried out in oak ‘foudres’ (large barrels) for 9 months

The Specs

GrapesShiraz
GrapesMourvedre
GrapesGrenache
Vintage2007
Certified OrganicYes
Vegan SuitableYes
Volume750mL
PackagingGlass Bottle