Champagne Salon

Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More-so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.
Two concepts pivotal to the higher end French wines, in particular, are the idea of 'terroir' and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Terroir refers to the way the geography, geology and climate find their way into the glass, telling a story of the origin of the wine. The AOC was set up in 1935 and has the primary goal of protecting the authenticity of the wines and the livelihoods of the producers. Appellation rules strictly define which varieties of grapes and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or in some cases, like in Burgundy even specific vineyards.

Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Malbec), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)

The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled. Click here for our Bordeaux FAQs, the benefits of buying En Primeur or find out about how the wines from Burgundy are classified.
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  1. SALON CUVEE 'S' BLANC DE BLANCS 2004
    98 points - Wine Enthusiast Clean and lively on the attack, the wine’s intense freshness and minerality deliver on its aromatic promise – an impressive nose with notes of minerals, gunflint, stones, smoked tea, just a touch of mint. Redolent of ... Learn More
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  2. SALON CUVEE 'S' BLANC DE BLANCS 2006
    100 points Wine Enthusiast! Notes of white flowers, citrus zest, lightly toasted brioche. Then the glass fills with autumnal tones, fresh hazelnuts, praline, dried apricot, ripe yellow fruits. A romantic of the highest order, Salon 2006 embodies the carefree spirit of youth, ... Learn More
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  3. SALON CUVEE 'S' BLANC DE BLANCS 2007
    99 points - Wine Enthusiast. Salon 2007 is immediately appealing with its pale shades, cool blonde tones glistening with lemon and green. The bubbles are fine, quick, the very essence of Salon 2007. In the glass, aromas of lemon, lime, yuzu, then green ... Learn More
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  4. SALON 'CUVEE S' BLANC DE BLANCS 1999
    Brioche, white bread, white blossom, white fruit and bitter almond flavours are still developing. The middle palate and aftertaste are crystalline and it has a lingering finish with hints of citrus. Champagne Salon is a masterpiece of complexity, created for ... Learn More
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  5. SALON 'CUVEE S' BLANC DE BLANCS 1995
    Salon 1995 Champagne is pale yellow in colour, almost evanescent; it is fine and structured, with fine, regular bubbles, both lively and robust, a characteristic, complex nose with heady aromas of white flowers, honeysuckle, jasmine and orange blossom, developing gradually towards ... Learn More
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  6. SALON 'CUVEE S' BLANC DE BLANCS 1996
    The 1996 vintage is comparable to the legendary 1928, one of the greatest vintages in Champagne history. With fine, active bubbles, it has both the electricity and impertinence of youth, yet shows complexity and layers of aromas. On the palate, Salon Le ... Learn More
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  7. SALON 'CUVEE S' BLANC DE BLANCS 1990
    97 points - Wine Spectator The nose is an aromatic explosion of lime, spices and candied oranges. With its wonderfully floral quality, it radiates freshness. So much so that as it develops it acquires a sweetness which envelops us and carries ... Learn More
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    Julia Harding MW
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