Marsannay Champ Salomon
is a climat
with 50–year-old vines, where the soil is composed of Entroques
limestone, which brings strength, and Ostrea Acuminata
marls, which bring more breadth to the grapes of this small plot (0.50 hectare / ≈ 1.25 acres).
You will find this complementarity in the earthy character that marks Marsannay Champ Salomon
. There is good body, with vivacity, strong tannins, and aromatic expressiveness, with red fruits and herbs. Its finish is persistent, with firm fresh minerality.
It is a terroir
with great potential for ageing; time will produce a more melting texture. We suggest decanting the wine or opening the bottle in advance, for the first 5 years.
Depending on the vintage, we use 50% whole-bunch fermentation, and ageing lasts about 12 months in barrels (with 20% of new barrels) and 6 months in stainless steel tanks.
It will pair well with guinea fowl stew served with Lautrec garlic croutons, or with roast suckling pig and soy-flavoured juices, a fillet of beef with beet juices, or duck breast with blackcurrants.