Domaine Saladin is located in a small village in the southern Rhone, about halfway between Montelimar and Avignon, on the right bank of the river; in the same family since 1422, it is today run by sisters Elizabeth and Marie-Laurence, with the support of their parents, Louis and Annick Saladin. The sisters strive to create natural wines: their vineyards have always been harvested by hand and cultivated and vinified organically.
Their white is a blend of six Rhone varietals, all grown in the same plot; the blend was created by Louis Saladin for his wife, who used to serve the wine at her restaurant, Le Mazet, located right in the vineyards.
The wine is from the 2008 vintage and displays pure and classy aromas and flavours of bruised apple, ripe pear and assorted stone fruits with a toffee apple edge that gives weight to the body and is run through by crystalline acidity.
Go for roast chicken (or Quorn!) in cream with almonds and don’t forget to load on the veg!