Domaine Saladin

Marie-Laurence and Elisabeth Saladin
La Tour 07700 Saint-Marcel-d'Ardeèche
Tel. +33 475 04 63 20
Direct sale: Monday - Saturday 9.00-12.00 and 14.00-19.00. Weekend by app. 
Mail: contact@domaine-saladin.com
Web: http://www.domaine-saladin.com

This family certainly has a long history as wine growers. A historic record from 1422 tells: "Raymondi Saladini de Trihano item uno planterium situun in Chalveyrono"
The lieu-dit Chaveyron is still in possession of the the family and of course a wine from there is called "Chaveyron 1422".

Since 2005 the two sisters  Marie-Laurence and Elisabeth Saladin have been in charge at the domain. They are the 21st generation! They have both had an education making them able to stand up for the challenges in a globalised world of wine.  Marie-Laurence has attended agriculturel school and Elisabeth has a oekonmick education.
 
Louis Saladin has retired but is still working at the domain. Annick Saladin managed for years a restaurant "Le Mazet" in St Marcel d'Ardèce. 

The domain covers 17 ha. Cotes du Rhone and Cotes du Rhone Village.
Since 2010 the wines are certified as agriculture biologique.
This
way to cultivate has always been practised by the father Louis.
Normally the Grenache are not destemmed.

Several cuvées are made for in this way to express the different terroirs at the domain.

Cotes du Rhone Village "Fan dé Lune"
Mostly Mourvedre, rounded with Grenache Noir and Syrah.
Aged in foudres for 9 months.

Cotes du Rhone "Loï"
Mainly Grenache Noir and Blanc "rounded off by some Syrah and Carignan".
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Short semi–carbonic maceration". The wine is named after the father Louis.

Cotes du Rhone Cuvée Paul
90% Grenache and 10% Clairette. Mixed planting of 50-years-old vines
Semicarbonic maceration. Matured in cement tank for 9 months.
From 6 ha which has belonged oncle Paul.

Cotes du Rhone Rosé "Tralala!"
70% Grenache (Noir, Gris and Blanc), 20% Syrah, 10% Carignon. The name signalises a Vin du Plaisir.

Cotes du Rhone Village Blanc "Per Èl"
The name of the cuvé means "For her".
In the beginning Louis made this white wine for his wife to serve at her restaurant. It's made from Clairette, Clairette Rose,  Marsanne, Grenache Gris, Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Bourboulenc and Roussanne.

VDF "Chaveyron 1422"
95% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre. 
Aged in foudres for 9 months.
From lieu-dit Chaveyron, where the family has owned vineyards since 1422.

VDF "Haut Brissan"
100% Grenache fra lieu-dit Haut Brissan. 50-years-old vines. 

Article with nice photos from the domain at wineterroirs.com
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 Elisabeth and Marie-Laurence Saladin at the domain 2014
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Annick and Louis Saladin August 2008
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Updated 03-05-2018