DOMAINE DE SAINT CYRGUES, Costières de Nîmes
Salamandre blanc is 100% Grenache blanc. A great and gentle entry-level orange wine which drinks like a white; 10 days on skins this is a little bit floral note and flavours of peach and summer fruits and just a little bit of grip. Simply delicious.
Saint-Cyrgues' vineyards are located near the village of St-Gilles, along the southern slopes of the Costières de Nîmes which has a history of vine cultivation dating back centuries. The domiane is owned and run along organic lines by Jean-Pierre Lefaud and son Loic who took over from previous owner Guy de Mercurio in 2015.
The soils are a mixture of rounded pudding stones, flint and gravel and were formed during prehistoric times by alluvial sediments from the Durance and Rhone rivers.