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Clos Salomon at the best price
Here is the famous Clos Salomon, a superb Burgundy property. Find all the best references of this prestigious estate on Comptoir des Millésimes. This is one of our partner estates, which means that their wines are shipped directly to our cellar after being bottled at their estate. The winemakers reserve an allocation of their cases of wine for us each year. So don't hesitate to create an email alert (in the my alerts section) on Clos Salomon in order to be the first to know about the latest arrivals.
History of a beautiful estate
The known history of this estate goes back some 700 years, when a certain Hugues Salomon put the Givry vineyard on the map by making it the favourite wine of the Pope of Avignon and Henri IV.
Today, Clos Salomon is a partnership between the estate's most recent heir, Ludovico du Gardin, and its winemaker, Fabrice Perrotto. Fabrice, an outsider to the family, began working with the estate in 1990 and was brought into the partnership shortly after the death of Ludovico's father.
This is an unusual arrangement for someone outside the family to be given rights to the land and titles of a family estate in France. It shows how much Ludovico believes in Fabrice's ability and commitment. They are both very conscious of the treatments in their vineyards and use no insecticides or herbicides. All the work is done by hand, and the resulting yield is quite low, at around 2 tonnes per acre in a generous vintage.
The vineyards of this estate are located in one of the lesser known regions of Burgundy, the Côte Chalonnaise. There are five communes (Bouzeron, Rully, Mercury, Givry and Montagny) whose production varies between sparkling, white and red, depending on the commune. Bouzeron, the most northerly village, starts just over 10 minutes drive from Chassagne-Montrachet, coming from the north, or Santenay, coming from the east. The Jurassic limestone reappears here and descends for another 30 minutes by car to the southern end of Montagny.
The climate is cooler than that of the Côte d'Or, so the wines can be a little cooler, slightly extracted, acidic and higher in tone. That said, there are exceptions, such as Clos Salomon Givry, which boasts a structure and flavours full of aromas from its talented terroir.