Established in 1914, Salon today represents one of the rarest most sought after wines in Champagne. This legendary Champagne House, situated in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger in the Cote Des Blancs district, produces only one wine: Champagne Cuvee ‘S’. Eugene Aime Salon, the perfectionist and founder of this house, had a dream of producing the ‘perfect Champagne’ and knew that he needed the best vineyards of the area and the best possible grapes to make a wine of finesse and depth. Until today the Champagne ‘S’ is only made from the Chardonnay grape sourced from vines with an average age of 50 years from the 6.2 hectare vineyard called Le Jardin De Salon and from 19 other smaller parcels – all of which were chosen by the founder himself.
Still in its infancy this 2004 really carries the promise of a great wine with great elegance and poise. Clean and mineral in character, the nose also shows impressive notes of gunflint, wet stones, smoked tea and mint. In the mouth, it showcases a great purity and salinity, with hints of brioche and fresh yeast. The beautiful vinosity of this vintage balances wonderfully the lively acidity, giving a great sense of accomplishment. Shellfish, oysters or sashimi will all pair elegantly with this wine, as well as, by contrast, Parma or Iberico ham.£56.67 per 100.00ml