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独一无二

世纪传奇

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这是一款珍世佳酿,气泡轻舞,引人垂涎。

沙龙(Salon)是一款独一无二的香槟。在这款具备卓越气质的佳酿中,汇聚着唯一的特性:源自创始人艾梅·沙龙(Aimé Salon)先生一个人的香槟,产自唯一的风土,香槟地区的白丘产区,唯一的村庄勒梅尼勒叙罗热,使用霞多丽这一唯一的葡萄品种,而所有这一切,仅在最好的年份出产。

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第一款沙龙香槟于1905年问世,凝聚了一个男人对香槟和勒梅尼勒叙罗热当地风土的无限激情。艾梅·沙龙根据严苛的酿造标准,最终打造出了自己梦想中的香槟:这款是一款史无前例的白中白佳酿,最先只为满足自己的个人乐趣而酿造,直至1920年他才将这款酒中珍葩与众人分享。

这款香槟采用的主要原材源自占地只有一公顷的“沙龙花园”(Jardin Salon),以及另外十九个位于勒梅尼勒叙罗热村庄的小规模种植地块,所有产地均由艾梅·沙龙在二十世纪初精心甄选。所有葡萄酒都在酒窖内历经了平均十年的漫长陈年过程,得以最终淋漓展示其复杂细腻的口感。

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沙龙酒庄的酒窖内保存了几乎所有已上市销售的年份香槟。在这个空间,回忆有着超乎寻常的意义。

在二十世纪,酒庄仅出产了37款年份酒,这在整个葡萄酒产业也算绝无仅有。

如今,沙龙香槟及其姐妹品牌德乐梦香槟由迪迪埃·德庞(Didier Depond)先生和Laurent-Perrier集团的酒窖主管及生产总监米歇尔·弗索耐(Michel Fauconnet)先生联合管理。

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年份酒

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Champagne Salon 2012

沙龙2012年份香槟:微笑之酒

年份

2012年的初冬含蓄温和,2月份却给我们来了一个下马威,温度骤降到零下十几度,甚至零下二十几度,霜冻严重。3月份天气温和,葡萄藤顺利冒出苞芽。但是紧接着4月份降雨量很大,加上几个晴朗少云的夜晚,气温降低,接踵而来的又是一波霜冻,接下来又是持续降雨,直到7月,葡萄藤已经不再需要过多的雨水。葡萄开花时的气温仍然较低,暖阳并没有如期而至,使得葡萄藤有一丝失望。终于,象征热量的8月来临,但是月初过于炎热。葡萄之前长期处于特别潮湿的状态,之后又极度干燥,忍受着各种极端情况,导致产量并不丰盈。
Le Mesnil-sur-Oger特级村的采收期于9月17号开始,采收之后会发生什么呢?
大自然的鬼斧神工,加之酿酒桶中的奇妙变化,展示给我们的是一个奇迹。一款伟大的葡萄酒在静静地孕育,隐藏着神秘微笑,仿佛在对我们说:“吓到你了吧!”。所有的一切都具备了,糖分,卓越的酸度,出色的陈年能力,我们需要做的就只有等待。果农们也因此露出了欣慰的笑容。

侍酒

品饮温度不能太低,一般在13-15度之间即可。保证品饮后心情愉悦。

品鉴

如淡黄色钻石般的沙龙香槟体现出无限可能,令人叹为观止的品尝体验给我们带来微妙的惊喜,这一切都是对完美的渴望:灯光下的沙龙2012年份香槟呈清澈的金黄色,微微泛绿光。闻之则有沙龙香槟的特色矿物感,来自鹅卵石,白垩岩的咸鲜味道,并伴有果香和浓郁的干玫瑰花香气。入口十分清爽,结构感强,纤细,伴随优雅且卓越的酸度,余味悠长,久久不能散去。正是基于无懈可击的酒体结构,沙龙香槟才能够进行数十年的陈年,完成蜕变。
沙龙2012年份香槟,一经与空气接触,入口便散发出迷人的香气,菠萝、荔枝、烟熏感,如同在爱抚我们的感官,并冲我们露出它迷人、神秘的微笑。如同蒙娜丽莎的微笑,并没有说出她所有的秘密。这些看似无法融合的不同类香气之间进行了一场“甜蜜的战争”,最终它们相得益彰,构成了沙龙香槟无以伦比的香气。
沙龙2012年份香槟的粉丝们,那些已经听闻沙龙香槟的朋友们,还有那些现在的和未来的沙龙香槟爱好者们,快来尽情品味这款如同火焰一般的微笑之酒吧!

餐酒搭配

沙龙香槟极致的纯净感与矿物感相得益彰,我们自然而然就会想到与海鲜搭配:海鳌虾塔塔,欧洲大扇贝配昆布,优质道林基鱼子酱,味增烤比目鱼配荷兰酱。此外,除了这些“海中美食”,沙龙2012年份香槟也可以搭配“陆地美食”,如克雷兹奶牛里脊肉配白芦笋及羊肚菌。
这些仅仅是我们为您提供的建议,我们希望沙龙2012年份香槟可以伴随微笑,梦想和热爱与更多美食搭配。

陈年潜力

超过15年

Champagne Salon 2008

沙龙2008年份香槟:梦想之酒

葡萄酒

沙龙香槟追忆着曾经。上世纪1910年代,沙龙先生(Eugène-Aimé Salon)有一个执念和梦想,要在最好的年份、也仅在这一年份中,以单一葡萄品种霞多丽酿出一款香槟,完美的呈现霞多丽在le Mesnil-sur-Oger小镇的土壤中形成的神奇微妙的香气及口感。
以独一无二之态,彰显瑰丽璨然风姿,打造傲世之香槟。
沙龙2008年份香槟体现了对完美的追求,直至超越完美。酒窖陈年的寂静令它反射出大自然的动容之美。于此,令人惊艳的矿物感气息生成,令口腔中白垩岩气息延绵不断、席卷感官;于此,超越众人期待、极为阳刚的葡萄酒逐步成型;于此,绝佳的矿物质感预示其无穷的陈年潜力。大自然完成它的至臻杰作、终至平衡。

年份

葡萄藤经历暖冬和多雨的春季,接着在寒冷的六月初开花。得益于葡萄藤在寒气中的坚强不屈,和上苍对葡萄酒农的格外眷顾,让六月终于展示出应有的夏季本性。最终的采收成果令人满意,尽管产量不高,但葡萄的品质依属上乘。采收日于天气完美的八月确立,但九月初的乌云还是让人有些担心。幸好,在le Mesnil-sur-Oger小镇,沙龙香槟的霞多丽葡萄缓慢但稳健的完成熟成,且香气口感持续成型直至9月17日采收之际。
恰恰是2008年复杂的气候条件,打造了这个年份独一无二的特性。用“非凡惊喜”仍远不足以描述最终成果,它是霞多丽在自然和匠人的鬼斧神工、相辅相成下达成的辉煌巅峰之作。

侍酒

品饮温度不能太低,一般在13-15度之间即可。保证品饮后心情愉悦。

品鉴

沙龙2008年份香槟仿若是一位年轻的神灵,带着上苍的恩惠和能量,卓然而立在香槟的苍穹, 这是款带着清风、繁星、风暴和积雪的葡萄酒——它完美、独特、唯一。
倒入杯中,2008年份彰显沙龙本色:黄钻般晶莹剔透,带有绿色光泽;闻之则有一股深邃强劲的土壤气息;入口结构紧实,口感均衡,逐渐展现出超群的复杂和平衡。砾石风味出现,强劲的矿物感侵袭味蕾,白垩岩的酸度锋利、纤长、绵延不尽,俄顷让人唇齿收敛,俄顷又让人口舌生津。 最终,伴随细密的气泡,整个口感有如鲜花怒放,让人沉醉不已。

餐酒搭配

沙龙2008年份香槟源于大自然——凝聚了天空、土壤与大海的精华。它能搭配世界各地的精致佳肴。无论是外婆做的菜,还是人生中第一口松露、第一口生蚝、第一口鱼子酱、第一口酸橘汁腌鱼,亦或是第一口美味的天妇罗,沙龙2008年份香槟常伴左右,宽容又豪爽醇厚,历久弥新,像场绮丽的梦。

Champagne Salon 2007

沙龙2007年份香槟,光彩夺目

葡萄酒

所有沙龙香槟都展现出独树一帜的特色:只选用霞多丽葡萄,只认准白丘土壤,只钟情梅尼尔-苏尔-奥日产区,只关注佳酿所属年份。如此佳酿并非年年都能诞生,每款沙龙香槟都体现着对品质的极致追求,完美展现出当年土壤和大自然的赋予。
美酒是养育而成的,最精细的养育就是将每一年份的特质充分体现。沙龙香槟的酿酒大师们正是凭借这份执着打造出日臻完美的佳酿。沙龙2007年份香槟便如同纯净无暇的孩童一般于精心呵护下茁壮成长、渐次绽放、逐步成熟并闪耀着美不胜收的光芒。

年份

经过暖冬,进入舒适无比的四月,葡萄园迎来欣欣向荣的开花季。六七月间阳光灿烂且光照时间极长,白垩土壤上留下的温度与热量足够应对转凉后的八月。大自然的恩宠似乎将延续到收获季。但好天气戛然而止,于是我们耐心等待:直到阳光再度普照,一切恢复如初。一场不确定的小插曲后,我们收获了成熟度完美无缺的果实。葡萄汁液丰盈饱满、糖分恰到好处且略带酸味。现在,只需静待陈化。

侍酒

品饮温度不能太低,一般在13°-15°度之间即可。保证品饮后心情愉悦。

品鉴

将沙龙2007年份香槟倒入杯中,细细欣赏其柠檬般的嫩黄色泽与圆润的浅绿色反射光芒,气泡绵密活泼、闪亮灵动。嗅感更是丰富多彩:柠檬、酸橙、柚子、日出时的强劲气息再加上丝丝青苹果、烟熏茶、清新牧草与潮湿石块的动人质感,好一片沁人心脾的景致。口感凸显醇正直接:梅尼尔产区的特质展露无遗,白垩土壤风韵清晰可辨。回味悠长的惊艳酒品。
沙龙2007年份香槟的迷人光泽长时间珍藏于黑暗的酒窖之中,犹如北半球的晨曦,正等待着冉冉升起:沙龙2007年份香槟

餐酒搭配

珍贵的深海海鲜类食材最适宜搭配沙龙2007年份香槟。不能缺少生吃、奶酪烘培、烧烤等各式做法的牡蛎,软炸龙虾、塔塔酱或酸橘汁鲈鱼以及精心烹制的扇贝。最不容错过的,是以如烟花般绚烂的沙龙2007年份香槟佐食陈化24个月的孔泰干酪或是黑松露布里干酪。

陈年潜力

超过15年

Champagne Salon 2006

2006沙龙年份酒:感受浪漫

葡萄酒

所有沙龙系列香槟都讲求纯正与专一:独选霞多丽葡萄品种、白丘葡萄园、美尼尔-苏尔-奥格尔产区,且百分百采用当年份果实进行酿制。并非任何年份都能成就经典佳酿,而每个卓越年份都各具特色。气候的轻微变化、空气的少许调节,每一处细节都可能造就沙龙香槟的独特风韵。2006沙龙年份酒浪漫而诗意、激情而精彩。于顶级产区美尼尔-苏尔-奥格尔宁静、恒温的酒窖中陈酿十一年后,全新亮相的此款佳酿尽显年轻风采,完美保留采摘年份的独特风韵。当之无愧的经典年份琼浆!

年份

该年度的八月,天气恶劣、多雨阴冷,六七月间形成的葡萄颗粒未能迎来如期而至的日照与热量。所幸一切只是虚惊一场。果实未遭虫害侵袭,待到九月终于迎来凉爽晴朗的采摘佳期。整段收获季一直持续至十月二日:所得葡萄颗粒饱满成熟,汁液富含糖分之余亦微显酸爽,彰显出年份酒品特质。此外,当年葡萄收获数量适中,更为酿制顶级2006沙龙年份酒创造了绝佳条件。

侍酒

品饮温度不能太低,一般在13°-15°度之间即可。保证品饮后心情愉悦。

品鉴

首先,请耐心等待。打开酒瓶后稍事停留,使其获得充分醒酒时间,令魅力逐层绽放。接着,请仔细欣赏:清雅的淡金色泽中折射出柔美的银边绿光。细腻的气泡不断向上飞舞,典型的沙龙系列迷人酒香满溢而出。花香、柑橘果皮香及浓郁的烤面包香气扑面而来。不久后,酒杯中开始飘出秋日果实的气息:新鲜坚果、杏仁糖果、杏肉干、熟干果等应有尽有。清新诱人的浪漫氛围尽在此番动人体验之中。神秘与魅力的结合,优雅与丰盈的展现,空灵而不失踏实的质感。
入口后惊艳感更胜:酒品培育精良、结构完美、口感香浓而精妙,少许酸味将此款佳酿的独特魅力展现得淋漓尽致。

餐酒搭配

从精美西班牙火腿片到醇黑巧克力塔、松露土豆泥、顶级松露炒蛋再到红金枪鱼薄片,一切美味轻盈的卓越菜肴都可与2006沙龙年份酒绝妙搭配。一如贝多芬的《克勒采奏鸣曲》与德拉克洛瓦的《自由引导人民》,浪漫主义彰显的绝美魅力于2006沙龙年份琼浆中得以完美演绎:美好生活,经典永恒。

Champagne Salon 2004

2004年份沙龙香槟:宁静之选

葡萄酒

沙龙香槟举世无双。它不仅是香槟地区伟大创意的结晶,也是对传统酿造技艺的突破与超越。20世纪伊始,一位名叫欧也内-艾梅·沙龙(Eugène-Aimé Salon)的香槟佳酿忠实拥趸致力于打造源自同一年份、同一产区的顶级琼浆。于是他在位于白丘(Côte des Blancs)腹地的梅斯尼尔-苏尔-奥戈尔产区精选了上等霞多丽葡萄,首支经典白中白香槟便由此诞生。传奇延续至今:沙龙香槟无疑是集丰富质感与纯粹享受于一体的至尊陈酿。

年份

2004年份,整个香槟地区的收获季姗姗来迟,素以果实酸甜度完美平衡著称的传奇产区白丘梅斯尼尔-苏尔-奥戈尔亦不例外。看似缓慢的节奏却造就了丰满盈润的葡萄。7月决定进行“疏果采摘”以获取糖分更为集中的饱满果实。凉爽多雨的8月令葡萄迅速成长成熟。到了9月2日,阳光如期而至,满载而归的收获季指日可待。完美的成熟度与恰到好处的酸度于9月23日达到顶峰:葡萄园释放出最为惊人的活力。从葡萄藤蔓、土壤,再到风力、雨水、阳光,一切优质条件合为一体,方才酿成如此沉稳尊贵、纯然惊艳的顶级美酒:2004年份沙龙香槟。

侍酒

品饮温度不能太低,一般在13°-15°度之间即可。保证品饮后心情愉悦。

品鉴

2004年份沙龙香槟:矿物口感鲜明、持续悠长、品质尊贵、渐入佳境
杯中恬淡光泽折射些许绿色光芒,丰盈而规律的精细气泡独具特色地串联成线,令此款2004年份沙龙香槟更显卓越。生动清新而又富含矿物元素的口感,与浓郁纯净的化石、卵石及烤茶嗅感交相辉映。扑鼻而来的海洋和藻类气息同样令人欲罢不能。品尝者如若置身旧时火山形成的玄武岩峭壁之上,静静聆听波涛拍岸的声响。时光打造出最迷人的作品,阳光、土壤、水分与空气共同孕育的2004年份沙龙香槟,未来依然势不可挡。
尊贵年份佳酿
入口感觉直接,纯粹中带着恰到好处的酸度。口感极佳的咸味源自成熟饱满的霞多丽葡萄,独具特色的品质早在酿制初期便已形成,且伴随甜美的圆面包口味。酒体于陈酿氧化过程中逐渐丰满圆润,日益醇厚的品质与原本的酸度完美平衡。同所有顶级美酒一样,2004年份沙龙香槟于最终回味之时略带苦味。
此款佳酿完美诠释梅斯尼尔-苏尔-奥戈尔地区的优质土壤精华及卓越年份特色,集自然力量与人类智慧于一体,从视觉、嗅觉与口感上凸显美味琼浆的神奇魅力:2004年份沙龙香槟,以人为本之典范。

餐酒搭配

从极简风味(日常海鲜、乡村面包、咸黄油)至超奢口感(蚝汁大菱鲆),从富含坚果口味的贝隆牡蛎至纯天然鳌虾,亦可与日式海藻类菜肴相搭配。海鲜美味之外,帕尔玛或伊比利亚精品火腿等优质食材同样可令2004年份沙龙香槟光芒四射。

Champagne Salon 2002

沙龙2002年份香槟 沙龙之魂

葡萄酒

我们知道,沙龙香槟从诞生之日便以单一性著称于世:单一葡萄品种(霞多丽),单一风土
(白丘),单一葡萄园(梅尼尔),单一年份葡萄(年份香槟)。这就是艾梅•沙龙,一个
创造了新的香槟理念的天才,于1910年代描绘的理想 - 最高境界的理想 - 他将这一理想化作
了一件杰作,具有平衡而高雅的酒体,充满馥郁的芳香,金色的光泽中时而带有淡淡的绿色
,这一切微妙地浑然天成:沙龙香槟。2002年份香槟是沙龙的标杆之作。

年份

2002年的天气真是太棒了!这一年,在香槟区,尤其是在梅尼尔村,交替出现了凉爽,温热
,降雨和干燥的天气,令人惊叹不已:没有遭遇可怕的霜冻,没有出现大暴雨,也几乎没有
下冰雹。葡萄树健康地茁壮成长。根据花粉测定数据显示,收成将会过于丰盛,累累的果实
压弯了枝头!葡萄质量会因产量过高而降低吗?有经验的葡萄农对葡萄枝蔓作了修剪。盛夏
来临时,一切都恢复正常,晴朗和炎热的天气为葡萄的成熟创造了理想的条件。九月中旬开
始采收,16日采收梅尼尔葡萄园,那天天空湛蓝,略带寒意。收获的霞多丽产量合适,口感
繁复,香气馥郁,每粒葡萄都记载着气候的阴晴寒暑。 再经过酿酒师们的辛勤劳作 -
用手,工艺和爱心 - 一款精致,平衡,亮丽,迷人的香槟就此诞生,如同一位灵活的舞者,
刚劲有力,镇静自若,一举一动之间,大胆地以他曼妙的舞姿将其惊人的爆发力淋漓展现,
这些也正是2002年份香槟所具备的品质,我们现在就来品尝它的甘醇美味。沙龙2002确实不
愧为沙龙之魂,尽显强者风范。

侍酒

品饮温度不能太低,一般在13°-15°度之间即可。保证品饮后心情愉悦。

品鉴

透过一双双充满关爱的双手,一份令人注目的酒中艺术品由此诞生。味蕾上迸发的极尽尖锐
和细致精妙的意境令2002年份沙龙香槟充满傲人自信,并拥有蓄势待发的宁静之美、张狂且
强势。 这就是2002年份沙龙香槟的灵魂所在之处。

餐酒搭配

这款香槟气泡细腻、引人入胜,集沙龙香槟之精华,应该搭配既简单又珍贵的传统菜肴,煮蟹虾,奶油烩布雷斯母鸡,扇贝生牛肉片,松露烩饭,小牛肉砂锅羊肚菌,盐皮鲈鱼。更简单点儿的?阿基坦鱼子酱,腌鲻鱼子薄片,帕尔玛火腿,或者伊比利亚火腿配远年巴马乳酪碎块。

Champagne Salon 1999

Salon 1999 Champagne Natural sophistication 37th and last vintage of the 20th century, Salon 1999 Champagne has stirring perfection, the future power of an adolescent. Devilish beauty

The wine

37, the final count. There have only been 37 years worthy of Salon Champagne during the entire 20th century.

37 vintages, all different, all sublime, all unique, like this exceptional Salon Champagne, for which the word “one” is of prime importance: originally the champagne of one man, Aimé Salon, cultivated on one stretch of land, the Côte des Blancs, from one vineyard, Mesnil-sur-Oger, from one type of grape, Chardonnay and one year.

1999 is the thirty-seventh and last vintage of the 20th century: a wild nature, to be tamed, with power and expectancy, looking to a glorious future, still imminent.
It has the crazy charm of adolescence, this devilish beauty that is being transformed into magnificence.

The vintage

The most abundant grape harvest in the history of Champagne! One of the warmest years of the century! But, on the heels of a fairly mild winter and a warm early spring came a series of hailstorms. The weather settled and the Chardonnay grape flowers bloomed on 11 June – magnificent. Rain in early July and a surprise month of August: a cold spell and an eclipse of the moon on the 11th. The harvest promised to be splendid, started well but ended with rain. Production, which was already significant, increased further. However, some winegrowers were able to reduce the weight of the vines at the right time: as a result, the wines gained in alcohol content (an average of 10%) with a low level of acidity of 6.3% due to the heat of the summer and rain during picking. Powerful, profound, lively and complex wines.

Terroir

Soil and vintage: adolescent turmoil
What is this conflict, this duel creating confusion in 1999 Salon? Will soil or the vintage reign victorious over the other?
On one hand, the chalky “minerality” and vivacity specific to the soil of Mesnil-sur-Oger. On the other, the depth and sensual roundness that reflect the character of the vintage, without the over-ripeness sometimes found. It is from the tension between these forces that the 1999 Salon takes its personality – this delicate balance between proud adolescence, created from the potential of decades, given by its immense “minerality”, and its youthful ardour, extensive but under control. Fine character and devilish charm.

Serving

Savour it, drink it barely cold, between 13° and 15°. Sensual pleasure assured.

Tasting notes

A very pale yellow with barely green hints and a lively nose but still discreet, 1999 Salon, with its clear immediate taste, has that juvenile grace that captures the palate, itself straight, firm and textured. A quite natural sophistication that is a gift and persists just like the creamy bubbles.
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.
Ten years is all it has taken the 1999 Salon to reach dazzling maturity. Decades will follow.

Food and wine pairings

Exquisite, delicate, gracious and subtle dishes. Warm oysters and Aquitaine caviar, a lightly cooked sea bass with a truffle risotto or calf’s sweetbreads with morel mushrooms. An excellent Parma or Iberico ham, the centre of a Parmesan cheese, aged for thirty-six months. Or simply by itself, with grilled almonds.

Champagne Salon 1997

Salon 1997: A sensuality of silk. Rare Salon vintages : the 36th vintage of Salon, and as its pinacle of sensuality the 1997 vintage.

The wine

Throughout winter and spring the climate alternated between mild weather and extreme cold.
On June 11th, flowering began in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger.
Summer was hot and dry, making for excellent ripening conditions. The harvest commenced on September 22nd; during picking the weather was summery but with cold evening temperatures, which encouraged good acidity.

Tasting notes

The wine is pearlescent. A pale, lustrous gold with a fine, lively mousse.

The nose is complex yet ethereal. Wonderfully refined, it is intriguing and enticing. Its minerality complemented by hints of white flowers, acacia and hawthorn. A salty note enhances aromas of bread crust, brioche and the merest hint of green apple and hazelnut.

The palate is quintessentially pure, the very epitomy of balance and restraint. Exuberant on attack the mousse becomes more of a caress whilst bubbles dance playfully on the palate; its delicate allure emulating the sensuous grace of a silk veil at dawn.
Mastery character, elegance and bright vitality – Complex indeed.

Salon 1997: It is difficult to encapsulate where so many complementary and contradictory elements come together in such harmony. The finesse of silk, persistence, innate depth and power are allied to a lightness of touch. Serve slightly chilled between 13° and 15°C and its true subtlety will be revealed - feminine and seductive, voluptuousness without bounds.

Food and wine pairings

Choose rare, but very simple dishes to accompany Salon Le Mesnil 1997

Its refined femininity and mysterious pale gold are in harmony with rare, noble produce: the exquisite freshness of the sea, scallop carpaccio, steamed lobster and spring vegetables, an adventurous risotto with strawberries and foie gras or simply a fine Parma ham, an Iberico or the heart of a 36-month matured parmesan.

Champagne Salon 1996

Champagne Salon 1996 : A pinnacle

The wine

One grape variety, one cru, one year – Salon Le Mesnil (first vintage 1905) was created by Aimé Salon, a passionate gentleman obsessed with perfection. His idea of Champagne was to fashion a masterpiece of balance and elegance, an explosive Champagne full of seductive aromas, full of character, yet subtle: Thus was born Salon Le Mesnil. Only a few thousand bottles are made in carefully selected vintages and offered for sale some ten years later.
The 1996 vintage – at the top of this rare, elite collection – is being compared to the legendary 1928.

The vintage

Rare are the vintages of Salon Le Mesnil, only 37 have been produced in the past century. Each new vintage has been a peak in the landscape of Champagne. Now Salon Le Mesnil is reaching the summit of the Himalayas with its 1996 vintage. Exploding with aromas and freshness, this new vintage offers breathtaking heights and extraordinary character.

Serving

It is a virile, strongly built wine with restrained power, “feline like a snow tiger”, adds Depond. Taste it lightly chilled (between 13° and 15° – 55-60 F), so it reveals all its power, richness and penetrating aromas.

Tasting notes

Salon Le Mesnil 1996 is a pale yellow wine with hints of green, “as bright as the morning sun light on the highest snow caps” says Didier Depond, chairman of Champagne Salon Le Mesnil. 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 Mesnil displays a remarkable subtlety of flavors with touches of green apples, fresh citrus – lemon and grapefruit – building into mellow hints of ripe pear and kiwi.

Food and wine pairings

Pick rare, but very simple dishes to accompany Salon Le Mesnil 1996
Salon Le Mesnil’s restrained power, dazzling aromas and mesmerizing intensity will complement dishes that combine rarity with beauty, such as the finest seafood – lobster fragrant with seaweed; scallops; freshly-roasted cod sprinkled with a few drops of green olive oil – great Parma and Ibérico ham (fat and aromatic), a delicious potato gratin with caviar or a veal casserole with morel mushrooms.
With its green, shimmering hue, its full yet lively personality, Salon Le Mesnil 1996 has already reached new summits, and there it will stand for the next 50 years.

Champagne Salon 1995

CHAMPAGNE SALON 1995, The Spirit of Seduction

The wine

The elegance and complexity of the Salon Champagne 1995 vintage takes us to the lofty heights of the sublime.

Serving

Due to the richness and complexity of its aromas and its exceptional, lingering finish, Salon champagne can be drunk in the same way as a great wine.

Salon champagne is generally drunk at cellar temperature, ideally between
12 and 13°. The structure and style of the 1995 vintage are best expressed when it is served between 13 and 15°.

It is preferable to use a glass with a curved rim, something like the “tulip” shape and allow the Salon champagne to “air” in the glass for a few minutes before tasting.

Tasting notes

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 hints of lemon and exotic fruit, typical of Chardonnay.

The palate is powerful and well structured and has an immediate mineral taste, culminating in a warm and extremely sensual finish.

The elegance and complexity of the Salon Champagne 1995 vintage takes us to the lofty heights of the sublime.

Champagne Salon 1990

Salon 1990, Portrait of a great charming wine

The wine

Among those masterpieces that made the 20th century lighter and more beautiful, Champagne Salon punctuated the years with its 33 vintages. 1990, the last one for the moment, arrives with the new century: it is one of the most beautiful and the most charming.

Serving

Its richness, the complexity of its aromas and its exceptional length on the palate allow you to taste Salon Champagne like a great wine. In order to keep its character intact you should serve Salon Champagne, not ice-cold, but at the temperature of the cellar – ideally between 10 and 12°. Before tasting, let it breathe some minutes in the glass, which preferably should have a curving rim, almost like a tulip.

Tasting notes

The Beauty of Time for a Vintage of Genius
Knowing how to age is the mark of great characters and the greatest wines are of this calibre: their ability of ageing is the mark of their quality.
Salon 1990 is that seducer who certainly will not fail, on the contrary, it is a promise, a blooming to come, a sparkle that lasts, the unlimited class of the real structured and living beauty.
Rich and delicate, fleshy and rounded, dense and elegant, it is fascinating and dumbfounds one with its rare qualities pronounced by a deep golden colour and a fine and delicate sparkle.



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 us away. It is like a young girl who is amazed as she has lived such a protected life. A mystery…

Food and wine pairings

Classy for very sensual dishes.
This monument of the 20th century needs almost universal dishes. Its richness allows this multiple and colourful marriage. You can dare everything: Sushi can bowl you over, a risotto of white truffles is exulting, a great Parma or Spanish Ham – simplicity obliges the greatest – carries you to unsuspected heights. The most classical dishes will be enhanced through their union with Salon 1990 : think of oysters, even game, hare à la royale for instance. It is beyond your wildest dreams!

Champagne Salon 1988

The 1988 vintage : the concept of freshness

The wine

At Salon, only the exceptional years are judged fine enough to produce a Champagne vintage.This only arrives approximately every 2-3 years, and 1988 is the 31st vintage in 76 years. There are rare cases that two great years follow each other as in 1928 and 1929, and 1982 and 1983.

Serving

To keep its character intact, Salon should be served not chilled, but at cellar temperature, ideally between 10 and 12°c.

Tasting notes

Salon 1988 is Champagne Salon by another name, that is to say it expresses the best qualities and ideals of Salon : finesse and power, subtle aromas changing and developing on the nose and palate, evolving in the glass and in the mouth, but nevertheless, a wine with presence, with an aura.

Salon 1988 imposes itself by its complexity, by its ability to surprise which is the charm of a great seducer. But there are no elements of a Don Juan here : the wine is real, honest and faithful, a great lover.

In a fluted glass, a transparent clear gold colour shines. A fine mousse rises to form an ascending column, slow rising and spreading out in a persistent circular motion.

The nose is complex : warm toast and brioche, truffles, contrasted with hints of candied lemon and citrus fruits. On the second taste, the breadth of the wine explodes on the palate. It makes you dream of caviar to accompany the wine.
On the palate, tasted not too chilled in order for its subtleties to develop, and as well aired as it should be, Salon 1988 has a freshness and a silky, full elegance ; it is honeyed, with a marriage of citrus elements and the creamy, grilled aromas of ripe Chardonnay, and these elements bring to perfection the wonderful qualities of the 1988 vintage in Champagne.

This is followed by a cascade of secondary aromas, of trills, enchantments and crescendos : you can never reach agreement or harmony, it makes one think of Mozart….

It is typical Salon - -long in the mouth, flawless, clear, with faint dosage. Marvel at this Salon 1988 which allies finesse and power in a richness that delights like an opera.

Food and wine pairings

Its richness, the complexity of its aromas as well as its exceptional length in the mouth allows Salon to be tasted as a great wine. As an aperitif or to accompany a Champagne dinner, one can match it voluntarily with fine and delicate foods such as belon, caviar, nages of fish and shellfish, scallops, foie gras, white meats, fresh fruit desserts…

Champagne Salon 1985

Salon 1985 : Millennium Miracle !

The wine

Salon is made entirely from Chardonnay grapes grown in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, one of the greatest and most distinctive crus of the Côte des Blancs.
Salon uses grapes from 100% rated vineyards only with vines all over 40 years old and growing on the mid-slopes. Limited yields are responsible for Salon’s extraordinary intensity of fruit.

The vintage

Why was Champagne Salon ’85 held until the Millennium ?

This was a vintage that mystified everyone ! Severe winter frosts had destroyed one in ten of every vine in Champagne. Despite the irregular maturity of the clusters at the end of the summer, superb sunny weather in September and October enabled the grapes to swell and ripen in perfect conditions. The beautiful late season even permitted a rare “ second harvest ” at the end of October. The quality was excellent, producing champagne of remarkable intensity.

Salon 1985 is distinguished by its elegance and great complexity. It is described by Alain Terrier, Salon’s oenologist, as : “ Bright gold, light and glittering, with aromas of candied fruits, hazelnut, and a touch of vanilla. On the palate, the first impression is of freshness and abundant Chardonnay fruit ; the finish is long and persistent. The wine displays a rarely achieved balance of strength and complexity ”.

Champagne Salon 1983

The wine

At Salon, only the exceptional years are judged fine enough to produce a Champagne vintage. This is extremely rare when two great years follow each other such as 1928 and 1929, 1982 and 1983.

Serving

To keep its character intact, Salon should be served not chilled, but at cellar temperature, ideally between 10 and 12°c.

Tasting notes

With its yellow gold colour, of good intensity, its typical nose, complex with fruity aromas of fresh figs, bergamot, anise, and also of grilled bread, butter, vanilla and wax; a palate of steeped and dried fruits, the 1983 vintage Salon is rich, creamy, powerful and superbly fresh. It is an all-powerful wine, long in the mouth with a fresh, fine, and persistent palate. Its richness, the complexity of its aromas as well as its exceptional length in the mouth allows Salon to be tasted as a great wine. As an aperitif or to accompany a champagne dinner, one can match it happily with fine and delicate food such as oysters, caviar, fish, scallops, foie gras, white meats, fresh fruit desserts …

Food and wine pairings

Its richness, the complexity of its aromas as well as its exceptional length in the mouth allows Salon to be tasted as a great wine. As an aperitif or to accompany a Champagne dinner, one can match it voluntarily with fine and delicate foods such as belon, caviar, nages of fish and shellfish, scallops, foie gras, white meats, parmesan...

Champagne Salon 1982

The vintage

Late departure of vegetation, although with extremely favourable weather conditions, the vines developed without a hitch. For all varieties, emergence of very fine clusters. Although the vines had not produced in two years, they gave their very best. Good ripeness of the harvest thanks to superb September sunshine. Harvesting commenced on 17th and 20th September depending on the variety and vineyard. The Chardonnays are well balanced, very fine and elegant.

Champagne Salon 1979

The vintage

Late bud-burst. Emergence of fine Chardonnay clusters. Rapid flowering of white grapes. Harvesting commenced between 3rd and 8th October, depending on the terroir. The grapes generally all very healthy with alcoholic content exceeding 9° and acidity just below 9°. The 1979 wines are characterised by a very distinct neatness and a particularly striking aromatic power of the Chardonnay.

Champagne Salon 1976

The vintage

Bud-burst took place between 6th and 21st April depending on the variety and the precocity of the terroir. The emergence of clusters was considered generous. Flowering, from around 10th-15th June, came early. Summer weather was extremely hot, the soil already exceptionally dry and drought widespread over the vineyards. The speed of the ripening period, from early August, surprised the majority of winegrowers on holiday and forced to make a hasty retreat to prepare for the harvest. Ripening came extremely early, with a mere 84 days between flowering and harvesting. The grapes were perfectly healthy with low acidity. The excellent ripeness and high degree obtained for the musts, their low acidity produced a wine highlighting particular characteristics with an exceptional constitution. Robust, extremely vinous and supple.

Champagne Salon 1973

The vintage

Hail on 3rd May caused damage on the heights of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. Flowering took place in excellent conditions. A very dry summer despite occasional storms. Harvesting began on 28th September. Good quality.

Champagne Salon 1971

The vintage

There was rapid emergence of vegetation, although spring frosts (between 27th and 29th April) affected 1000 hectares. The hailstorm of 27th May alone destroyed 650 hectares. Cold weather took hold in June, with flowering in very bad weather conditions, extending from June through to early July. Exceptional weather in July, but hail and windy weather from 27th July to 18th August completely annihilated 2650 hectares. Major erosion problems. Harvesting commenced on 18th September. Good quality.

Champagne Salon 1969

The vintage

Frequent violent summer storms, with hail affecting significant areas in a number of vineyards - close to 900 hectares were completely destroyed. Harvesting began in the dry and sunny weather of 1st October and lasted fifteen days. The harvest was healthier than in the two previous years. Very good quality.

Champagne Salon 1966

The vintage

Flowering went well. May to August storms caused a total loss of some 200 hectares across Champagne. Harvesting began in very acceptable conditions on 26th September, revealing white grapes in the peak of health. Good quality.

Champagne Salon 1964

The vintage

Flowering, speedily reaching full bloom stage, then delayed by the cold, ended well. Harvesting began on 16th September in rain which continued for 48 hours, followed by hot and sunny weather. The temperature rose as picking advanced with no notable drop in acidity. Excellent quality.

Champagne Salon 1961

The vintage

Flowering languid at the start, very rapid from full bloom stage to completion. Harvesting commenced on 20th September in excellent conditions, revealing a good health status. Fine quality.

Champagne Salon 1959

The vintage

Although flowering got off to a slow start, the rhythm intensified followed by rapid fruit setting. Harvesting started on 10th September, revealing excellent ripeness, helped by exceptional climatic conditions throughout the summer. Very good quality.

Champagne Salon 1956

The vintage

Winter frosts caused particularly severe damage to the vines in several areas. Starting on the 8th October, the harvest was quickly and efficiently completed despite serious sorting. Medium quality.

Champagne Salon 1955

The vintage

Frosts in May over all Champagne affected 1500 hectares in the Marne, whereof 400 to 500 were completely destroyed. Flowering got off to a slow start, before picking up speed and completing in a few days. Fruit set of rare perfection. Underway in the majority of communes at the beginning of October, the harvest revealed an excellent health status. Good quality.

Champagne Salon 1953

The vintage

Frost in May affecting large areas, but not with such severity. Although flowering got off to a good start, but later proved slower than expected. Particularly healthy harvest, beginning on 15th September under clement skies. Due to heavy rainfall a few days before harvesting, the grapes suddenly filled out considerably. Very good quality.

Champagne Salon 1951

The vintage

Catastrophic frosts affecting three-quarters of the vineyards and reducing total potential by at least 70%. Very early bud break. Blossoming in most regions with re-emergence deemed consistent over the various vine varieties after the frost. Cold snap disrupting flowering throughout. Late harvest (1st October) in good, dry but chilly weather. Healthy clusters. Medium quality.

Champagne Salon 1949

The vintage

Flowering was spread out over three weeks due to cold weather. Harvesting started on 19th September and was finished rapidly. Sudden development of rot during picking, with limited losses.

Champagne Salon 1948

The vintage

Hailfall in May, July and August. Flowering unfavourably influenced by atmospheric elements. Attack of grey rot at the end of August and the beginning of September, but clearing with the return of good weather. Appearing healthy, the harvest (from 20th September) nonetheless showed the effects of botrytis.

Champagne Salon 1947

The vintage

Very rapid flowering, complete on 10th June. The harvest commencing 5th September was the earliest since 1893 and perfect in all respects. Good quality.

Champagne Salon 1946

The vintage

Early bud-burst and exceptional emergence. Slow and irregular flowering. The weather improved a few days before harvesting at the end of September. Relatively satisfactory harvest. Medium quality.

Champagne Salon 1943

The vintage

Flowering in low temperatures with frequent showers. Harvesting from 15th September of excellent healthy grapes. Exceptional quality.

Champagne Salon 1942

The vintage

Frosts on 4th and 5th May mainly causing damage in the Marne valley. Flowering took place in the best conditions. Good quality.

Champagne Salon 1937

The vintage

Very speedy harvest. Harvesting was carried out on 21st September in warm and dry weather, although laborious due to rigorous sorting. Good quality overall.

Champagne Salon 1934

The vintage

Damage from May frosts, but only about 6% of potential crop. Rapid flowering progressed well. Insignificant damage from disease and insects.

Champagne Salon 1928

The vintage

Frosts in May, the Côte des Blancs sustaining the worst of it. Some hailfall hit diverse vineyards, resulting in some losses. Flowering more or less normal, although somewhat extended. Harvesting started off on a sun-filled 28th September, although ending on a rainy note. Healthy harvest of exceptional quality.

Champagne Salon 1925

The vintage

Hailfall on the Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims, with notable losses. Flowering disrupted by often cold nights. Harvesting lasting over a month. Quality judged rather good.

Champagne Salon 1921

The vintage

Catastrophic black frosts on 15th/16th April, with the thermometer dropping to -7°C the first night with an occasional -9°C the following day, while temperatures varied between 24°C and 28°C from 11th to 14th April. Estimated losses comparable to 1873 - about 80% of the crop. However conditions more favourable to the development of the vine during the campaign. Perfect flowering. Harvesting went very quickly. Exceptional quality.

Champagne Salon 1914

The vintage

Protracted flowering. Powerful mildew attack in early July but without noticeable damage. The harvest started on 28th September and took place under the best possible conditions. Excellent quality.

Champagne Salon 1911

The vintage

Early flowering held up to its promises. Summer drought with harvesting from 10th to 12th September in splendid weather conditions. Perfect ripeness. Exceptional quality.

Champagne Salon 1909

The vintage

Heavy winter frosts, returning early spring until mid-May. Early and satisfactory flowering. Harvesting started on 26th September, mostly in the rain.

Champagne Salon 1905

The vintage

There were several bouts of frost in May. A number of hailstorms in June and July wreaked havoc. Satisfactory flowering. The harvest began in the last ten days of September.

杰出人物

欧仁-艾梅·沙龙

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欧仁-艾梅·沙龙(Eugène-Aimé Salon)是香槟区的一名车匠之子,1867年10月7日出生于香槟区白丘山脚下的波康西(Pocancy)。

艾梅·沙龙从小就对祖传的农场业务不感兴趣,原本应该成为家庭教师的他决定前去巴黎试试运气,并就此成为一名商人。凭借十足的干劲,这个年轻人得以在蒙特勒伊的Chapal皮草公司站稳脚跟。他最初只是一名学徒,随后很快升任为负责人,并在随后的职业生涯中成为这家公司的管理人,他自己也在新世纪到来之际成为巴黎商务圈中的重要人物之一。

充沛创意
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艾梅·沙龙聪慧、灵敏,其商务网络遍布巴黎至纽约:无论是纽约、伦敦还是巴黎,这些城市的皮草市场总能见到他的身影。他热爱生活、乐趣以及精致的事物,作为在香槟区出生的人,他更热爱香槟。他一直怀有一个梦想。他希望能创造出一款独一无二、只属于自己的香槟。

尽管身为一名商人,他却一直与香槟保持着密切的关系:他的连襟便是一名酒窖主管,经常会给他提供有用建议。他决定购置一块土地,让自己的梦想成真。他仔细对比了克拉芒、阿维兹、奥热和勒梅尼勒叙罗热等村庄所产葡萄的特点,并最终发现勒梅尼勒叙罗热的葡萄拥有更为卓越的熟化潜力。他逐步规划出自己的蓝图:选择最好的风土——白丘,最好的产区——勒梅尼勒叙罗热,以及最好的地块——位于白丘教堂山丘之上的一片土地,这里种植的葡萄口味均衡、酸甜适宜。他的梦想变得更加清晰:他要酿造一款只给自己饮用的香槟,且不添加任何混酿酒液

 

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霞多丽(Chardonnay)
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1905年,他成功创造出了白中白香槟。他用这款佳酿款待亲友,帮助他们一扫战后的阴霾,也使他诞生了用此款作品造福他人的心愿:1920年,正是在这第一批葡萄酒爱好者的鼓励下,他创建了沙龙酒庄。

自此,沙龙香槟频频出现于众多潮流场所中,风靡一时。在疯狂年代,美心集团(Le Maxim’s)还将其选为旗下餐厅的必备香槟之一。在政客云集的餐桌上,沙龙香槟亦必不可缺,它的声誉在欧洲范围内进一步扩大,就连大名鼎鼎的“百人俱乐部”

(Club des cent)都对其无比青睐。所有人都希望品尝艾梅·沙龙的香槟。这款香槟以单一的霞多丽葡萄为酿造原材,这在当时实属独特。在第一次世界大战之前,没有任何一个品牌销售仅以单一葡萄品种酿造的香槟。艾梅·沙龙就这样成为了酿造白中白香槟的第一人

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恒久隽永
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这次成功是一个典范,他得以由此探索生活乐趣的更高境界。他对桌上艺术情有独钟(在他位于勒梅尼勒叙罗热的乡间宅邸,两名厨师负责烹饪),对菜肴、烹饪方式以及最适于搭配的葡萄酒选择有着自己的独到见解。

他调创的1928年份香槟获得了行家们的一致好评,自此,他便一直用相同的严苛标准要求自己:只以限量方式销售卓越年份出产的年份酒,并采用恒久不变的酿造进程。

前瞻远见
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艾梅·沙龙既是一名土生土长的香槟人,又是一位名副其实的欧洲公民。在上世纪三十年代,他与露易丝·维斯(Louise Weiss)一同投身于一项伟大的事业:打造一个和平与现代化的欧洲(他的名字被选入1931年出版的《Premiers Européens》名录 中)。在疯狂年代,艾梅·沙龙成为巴黎式生活的代表性人物。他拥有众多好友,其中很多都来自政治圈和议会,和他分享着相同的进步主义理想。

无论是在他身处的那个年代,还是1943年逝世时,就算在今天,艾梅·沙龙依然被视为一名先驱、一位自由且充满创意的前瞻者。他的香槟承载着探寻美好生活的寓意,是慷慨宽宏的象征,纵使历经时光洗礼,依然能够使我们动容,展示了取悦众人,在自己擅长的领域内追求卓越的坚定意愿。

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