"Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane."
- Honoré de Balzac
Highly lauded as one of the worlds greatest Champagne houses, Salon has limited production and is the first Champagne house to produce a “blanc de blanc”. Founder Eugéne Aimé Salon felt that the Chardonnay could stand alone without Pinot Noir, and in 1921, the purely Grand Cru Chardonnay Cuvée first saw the open market.
The fruit is harvested from Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, in the Cotes de Blancs, with vines anywhere between ages of 25 and 40 years old. In the cellar, you will not find a barrel, nor will you find any malolactic fermentation being applied. To ensure optimal quality, the bottles are held for up to a decade before being released and some is held back for longer time sur-lees. Salon fairs especially well in the secondary market, and is a worthy investment. Referred to fondly as a Montrachet with bubbles, Salon has a long history of elegance and excellence.
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