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The intention of Aimé Eugène Salon was to create a mythical wine from the beginning: one vintage, one plot, one cru and one grape from one village, namely Mesnil-sur-Oger. Only 37 millésimés were made in the 20th century. Five Millésimés have been created in the 21st century. Only the years 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007 and the grandiose 2008 were worth being released on.

History of Salon

Salon is a Champagne producer based in the village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger (Côte des Blancs, Champagne, France). It is known for producing some of the world's most exclusive and sought-after Champagnes. Founded in 1911 by Eugène-Aimé Salon, the house has a very distinctive focus on producing exceptional Blanc de Blancs Champagnes of one vintage, made exclusively from Chardonnay. Champagne Salon is the sister house of Delamotte, located a little further away. Both houses have the same director Didier Depond and cellar master Michel Fauconnet. In the 1920s and 1930s, this was the personal Champagne of the extremely wealthy Monsieur Salon. The Champagne was only served at his home, or in the Parisian eatery Maxim's, where he frequented.

Philosophy and production of Salon

Champagne enthusiast Aimé Salon initially created Champagne Salon just for himself and his closest friends. The grape variety he was going to use was only Chardonnay, from the Grand Cru Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger. The Vinification of course is the Méthode traditionnelle. The Salon does not undergo malolactic fermentation, remains on the lees for a very long time and receives a very small dosage. Salon has enormous maturing potential and is therefore an ideal champagne to keep and can mature for up to 40 years. Due to its limited production and high quality, Salon Champagne is usually quite expensive and difficult to find. It has built a reputation as a symbol of luxury and excellence in the world of Champagne, and is a preferred choice for special occasions and celebrations among those who appreciate the finest wines.