Salix Chenin blanc AOC Lavaux
Degustation Bouquet on ripe yellow fruits (pineapple, peach). On the palate, one perceives in the attack a tenderness and aromatic finesse, which evolves towards a rich and voluminous substance supported by the acidic tension of the wine. Aromas of fruit, honey and lime blossom. Mineral finish.
Aeging 15 to 20 years.
Food and wine pairing Fish tartar, ratatouille, olive oil dishes, foie gras, spicy cheeses. Served as an aperitif with appetizers.
Reference 2019: 92+ points Robert Parker
History The name "SALIX" is the Latin name for the willow tree, whose thin branches are woven to make harvest baskets.
Viticulture Terraced vineyard bordering Lake Geneva Slope of 30 to 50%. Entirely manual cultivation. Planting density 9'000 vines/hectare. Yield 0.8 kg/cep.
Grape Chenin Blanc 100%
Terroir et soil - climate The rocks that make up the bedrock of Lavaux belong to the molasse, a vast group of sedimentary rocks. These rocks came into being during the formation of the Alpine massif and then during its erosion. Lavaux is thus made up of alternating layers of sandstone, clay and marl.
Vinification Alcoholic fermentation in barrels. In order to preserve as much fruit as possible, malolactic fermentation is not carried out. Maturing in barrels for 18 months with stirring of the lees.
Alcohol 13.5 % Vol.