One single terroir (the Cote de Blancs) – one single cru (Le Mesnil-sur-Oger) – one single
grape variety (Chardonnay) and one single year (average of three vintages per decade)…..
The small Salon house was founded in the early twentieth century and now, as then, confines its
production to a vintage Champagne exclusively made from Chardonnay grapes grown in Le Mesnil-sur-
Oger – without doubt the most significant cru on the Côtes des Blanc. Several of the vintages
produced in the 1970s and 1980s are still proving this Champagnes terrific propensity for long and
graceful aging. It has to be said that Salon Champagne has never been better than it is now under
the inspired direction under the team in charge since Laurent Perrier took over. Witness two recent
vintages – the 1995 and 1996 – both certainly the most precise and refined that the house has ever
produced. Text courtesy Bettane & Desseauves.
2006 Blanc de Blanc
97 Points – By Antonio Galloni
95 Points – By The Wine Spectator
95 Points – By Decanter