The Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon 2009 vintage is the expression of the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay terroirs. It offers a unique and sensorial experience, the fruit of more than a decade of patience. The presence of an ancestral savoir-faire is recognized through the art of assemblage and rigorous selection from an exceptional harvest. This cuvée stands out for its sparkle and purity that reveal a noble, unique character. Appearance: luminous, with soft, coppery shimmers and a sustained salmon pink hue. Palate: A measured strength, which is delicate and charming at the same time, with the harmonious maturing of flavors (mandarin, blood orange, and Reinette apple tart). An ample and full character in the mouth unveiling a chalky edge and persistent finish of citron zest as well as red and white currants. Aroma: There is a refreshing sensorial experience of citrus peel and red berry jelly. With the exquisite sensation of a rich and complex aromatic generosity (Plougastel and Mara des Bois strawberries, pêche de vigne). Pretty, refined, and mature olfactory notes that bring out the inimitable fragrances of sweet spices and wild raspberry pulp. Tasting: This great and highly refined wine presents its personality with wonderful delicacy of texture and flavor. The aromatic charm of a rare mineral aspect to pair with beautiful poulet de Bresse with crayfish or a few Breton langoustines royales. 55% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne. 45% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs. Less than 10% of the Pinot Noir is vinified as a red wine. The grapes for the red wine are come from the ‘Valofroy’ vineyard of old vines, located on the slopes of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ and which benefit from a south facing exposure.