south of Épernay in the middle of the Côte des
Blancs, and is home to the House of Champagne Salon. Salon
only produces one Champagne, the Cuvée "S", and only
in vintage bottlings. Since its inception in 1921, Salon has
made only 37 vintages – an average of around 4 per decade.
The fruit comes from a 2.5-acre vineyard owned by Salon (Le
Jardin de Salon, or "Salon’s Garden") and from
19 smaller parcels representing 22.5 acres of vineyards in
Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, all chosen by founder Eugène-Aimé
Salon early in the 20th century.
Created in 1921, the House of Salon
was headed by Aimé until his death in 1943, when it
was left to his nephew. It was then bought by Dubonnet-Cinzano
in 1963, later part of the Pernod-Ricard group. In 1988, Champagne
Laurent-Perrier, became the majority shareholder of Champagne