7.05 ounces - Fleur De Sel - France
Absolutely our very best deal and our "sweetest" salt. A Fleur de Sel from Guerande that is "true" to it's namesake.
Sylvain Leduc has been harvesting the sea from his family salt farm for over 20 years. Though salt has been harvested by hand in Guérande for over one thousand years, Sylvain was the instigator of the artisan charter "Nature et Progrès" (Nature & Progress) which defines a strict mode of production and a guarantee of origin for his salts. This charter's mission is to preserve the identity of Sel de Guérande, including the natural environment and the traditional artisan work from which this sea salt is born.
In this vast natural and preserved coastal reserve, sea water from the Atlantic Ocean is channeled by the "paludiers", or sea salt farmers, into successive clay basins. Eventually the water reaches the "oeillets" (shallowest areas) where wind and sun crystallize the salt along with other rare minerals. These sea salts are naturally sun dried and harvested manually. Some salts are separated by hand through a fine mesh. These sea salts are products of nature in their purest state. Harvesting is done during summer months from July to mid September.