Salon is a Champagne house of unique character and history, created by a true Champagne connoisseur for like-minded Champagne lovers. Salon's uncompromising approach to creating a Champagne of pure perfection from the famous Grand Cru Le Mesnil Sur Oger has made this Champagne a dream bottle and a rare collector's item among Champagne enthusiasts worldwide.


The story of Salon begins in the 20th century in the famous Champagne region of France. It was in 1905 that Eugène-Aimé Salon founded the Champagne house with a vision to create the ultimate expression of the Chardonnay grape from one of the best terroirs, namely Le Mesnil Sur Oger. Eugène-Aimé Salon was a pioneer and visionary who wanted to create a Champagne consisting only of grapes from the absolute best vintages, which is why Salon is far from being produced every year.

Grape composition in Salon Champagne

Salon is proud to use exclusively Chardonnay grapes in their Champagne. Chardonnay is a white grape variety that thrives in the climate and soil of the Champagne region. The Chardonnay grape gives Champagne both elegance and freshness with notes of citrus fruits and apple, among others. Salon's expertise in working with the Chardonnay grape on this unique chalky terroir is one of the reasons for the house's success and recognition.

Salon Le Mesnil

Salon Le Mesnil "Cuvée S" is the Champagne house's iconic cuvée. This Champagne is made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes from Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, the name of the famous Grand Cru village where the vineyard with the same designation is located. Salon Le Mesnil is known for its complex flavor and creamy sensation, with notes of white flowers, citrus fruits, ripe fruits, brioche, roasted hazelnuts, and dazzling minerality. It is a Champagne that is extremely suitable for aging and can develop greater complexity and depth over decades.

Top vintages of Salon champagne

  • 1996

    Salon 1996 is one of the Champagne house's most famous vintages. This Champagne was created in a year with ideal weather conditions, resulting in exceptional grape quality. 1996 is still recognized as one of the most exceptional years in Champagne history, offering fine mousse and intense aromas of ripe fruits, brioche, and mineral undertones today.

  • 1997

    Salon 1997 is an outstanding vintage with impressive complexity and finesse. This vintage presents a sublime balance between freshness and maturity. With aromas of white flowers, citrus fruits, and light roasted notes, the 1997 vintage offers a seductive tasting experience. It has a silky texture, delicate mousse, and a long, pleasant aftertaste.

  • 2002

    Salon 2002 is another outstanding vintage from Salon. This vintage is characterized by its extraordinary harmony and finesse. The 2002 vintage offers a bouquet of white flowers, citrus fruits, and roasted notes. It is a Champagne with refreshing acidity and a long, pleasant finish.

  • 2004

    Salon 2004 is a brilliant vintage that has received praise from wine experts worldwide. This vintage presents a bouquet of fresh apples, citrus fruits, and subtle notes of roasted nuts. The 2004 vintage is known for its elegant structure, fine bubbles, and lively acidity, providing a harmonious and enjoyable experience.

  • 2008

    Salon 2008 is on par with 1996, recognized as one of the greatest vintages in history. In a vintage where Salon, as something special, chose only to release the wine in Magnum bottles, which could only be purchased as part of an exclusive collector's case, extremely rare to find in the market. 2008 was a perfect vintage with towering acidity and the ability to live a long life, supporting the choice to give the wine the best conditions to develop, which the Magnum format is known for.

  • 2010

    Salon 2010 stands out as a masterpiece of Salon. Salon 2010 Le Mesnil impresses with its intense and complex character. With notes of fresh lemons, white flowers, and minerality, this vintage delivers refreshing acidity, a creamy texture, and a persistent finish.

  • 2012

    Salon 2012 is a newer vintage that has already gained admiration for its freshness and impressive potential. This vintage showcases intense aromas of white flowers, green apples, and mineral nuances. The 2012 vintage is a youthful Champagne with lively acidity and promising development.

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