Unique, exceptional, rare, legendary: the sort of words that might be used to describe the Salon Champagne House, famed for producing tiny quantities of wine from a single variety and a single cru vineyard, and only in a few select years. A mere 37 of the last 100, in fact. Does this just scream “obsessive dedication”? We think so.
Champagne Salon Le Mesnil, to give it its full due, is a wine of such singularity it makes anything else seem mass-produced. It is named after the tiny walled Grand Cru vineyard from which the fruit is sourced, the full title of which is Le Mesnil-sur-Oger in the Côtes des Blancs.
Made solely from Chardonnay fruit, the Salon wines are elegant, fine and subtle, steely in their youth, with the most extraordinary structure enabling them to age gracefully, often several decades from vintage. With the richness of a great white Burgundy, this truly is a wine that must be experienced to be understood.