||The House of Salon had its beginning in the late 19th century, when Eugène-Aimé Salon began pursuing his dream of creating "the perfect champagne". Until that time, Champagne was made primarily from a blend of 3/4 Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, 1/4 Chardonnay. Aimé Salon believed he could produce a Champagne of greater elegance and finesse by using only Chardonnay grapes, if they were from the right vineyards, carefully selected, pressed, fermented and aged.
Salon's grapes all come from one cru, le Mesnil-sur-Oger in the Côte des Blancs region of France, one of the few Grand Cru appellations in Champagne. It grows only Chardonnay. Due to the microclimates, soils, and quirks of nature, the grapes from Le Mesnil-sur-Oger produce a wine of fuller body than do the grapes of neighboring communes.
The House of Salon makes no other wine, only this vintage tête de cuvée Blanc de Blancs and only in the greatest vintages. For this reason, it is the rarest of Champagnes, having released only 30 vintages in the last 76 years.