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Salon Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs 2007 Champagne 75cl

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Salon Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs
Description & Technical Information
Champagne's first, finest and rarest Blanc de Blancs, Salon is the legacy of one man who devoted his life to creating the perfect pure-Chardonnay champagne. Produced from grapes grown on the deep chalk soils of Le Mesnil, still one of Champagne’s only Grand Cru villages, the apparent simplicity of this formula belies the challenges inherent in creating a wine of Salon’s complexity. Made on average only three times per decade, The 2007 vintage is the 41st Salon to be released from this tiny champagne house in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. Blanc de blancs in its purest form, the wine bears all the hallmarks of a classic Salon – the unmistakeable bone structure, the delicate-decadent fragrance, the elegance belying power beneath. The 2007 also marks the last vintage for some time to be released in the 75cl bottle format.

Weather: Mostly a warm year, 2007 was characterised by unexpected major weather events. A warm spring was followed by a cool summer, although the end of the ripening process was excellent, with harvests taking place in ideal conditions. At Salon, as the uncertain season reached full term, the grapes attained perfect ripeness. The musts were rich yet not excessive in sugar levels, with fine, incisive acids to balance.

Didier Depond, the inimitable President of Champagne Salon, has called Salon 2007 ‘une lumière vive’ – a shining light – and there is indeed a radiant, uplifting quality to this vintage.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru | Le Mesnil-sur-Oger
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Ageing: 10 years on the lees
Disgorgement: Autumn 2017
Dosage: 4 g/l
Drink: Now to 2050+

Tasting Note: Familiar characteristics of Salon are present with the scent of jasmine, warm brioche and the signature twist of ginger. The complex flavours on the palate, tropical fruits and a creamy mousse mouthfeel feel. Given a few more years, this will become more open and forward, Salon given time is very rewarding.
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