August 2018 Wine Club White

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ChevernyV2THE 2017 DOMAINE DU SALVARD CHEVERNY 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 capable 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, focusing on growing fresh, lively Sauvignon Blanc, deeply rooted in the sand, clay, and limestone plains of northeastern Touraine. Gilbert and his sons have also made their own, modern contributions to the heritage of the domaine, including the introduction of sustainable farming practices into the vineyards, and use of temperature-controlled vinification equipment in the winery.

Until finally achieving A.O.C. status in 1993, Cheverny was widely regarded as one of the best V.D.Q.S. (Vin de Qualité Superieur) of the Loire. Kermit was the first to discover the charm and value of Cheverny back in 1978. He continues to tout the domaine’s wine as one of the greatest values for Sauvignon Blanc perfection.

The Domaine du Salvard Cheverny is vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, aged on fine lees in stainless steel tanks and is bottled unfiltered.

This 85% Sauvignon Blanc blend might be considered a “baby Sancerre,” with crisp, elegant notes of fresh peas, lemon grass, honeysuckle, and citrus oil. It has a lime-driven palate and is crisp and snappy all the way to the end. This is a wine that is best consumed while young.

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