Founded in 1760. is the sixth oldest house of Champagne. In the heart of the Cote de Blancs in Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Avize and Cramant Delamotte owns six hectares. One great asset to this house is it's first right to Salon Grapes if Salon decides not to make a vintage. This is a house worth notice, great quality, pure style, fresh and elegant winesof fantastic value, it's stylish brut is a safe bet. The Rose de saignee is in a fresh red berry style of refinement.
In 1905 wealthy furrier Eugène-Aimé Salon purely created the Champagne for his personal pleasure. A tiny house on the Côte de Blancs, produces what connoisseurs consider to be the quintessential Blanc de Blancs. Salon produces Champagnes in minuscule amounts from over 40-year-old Chardonnay vines in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger (one of the greatest crus of the Côte de Blancs, 100% Grand Cru). Salon is on average only declared about 3 times a decade. His 1911 "Grand Vin Nature du Mesnil" thus became the very first blanc de blancs Champagne when it was released in 1921. Salon is extremely delicate, subtly rich and with age (20-30 years or more) develops notable aromas and flavours of coconut, walnut, coffee and vanilla. All champagne lovers should experience Salon at some stage.
Henri Giraud Champagne
Henri Giraud was founded by François Hémart at the beginning of the 17th century when the family settled in the village of Aÿ in the Champagne region of France. The vineyard was wiped out, as many were, during the phylloxera outbreak and was re-planted with grafted vines by Leon Giraud at the beginning of the 20th century. At the helm today is the 12th generation of the Giraud-Hémart family, Claude Giraud, who oversees the handcrafting of their top cuvées. Chalky soils give the wine a unique sense of place and a minerality that creates a vibrant, delicate style, whilst the winery’s use of Argonne oak lends a unique sophistication and character to each bottle.