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Salon Blanc De Blanc le Mesnil Champagne 1999 Vintage 75cl

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Salon Blanc De Blanc le Mesnil Champagne 1999 Vintage is an incredibly fine and rare Champagne produced from 100% Chardonnay grapes grown in the chalk soils of Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger in the Côte des Blancs region of Champagne. This is the 37th Vintage and the last one of the 20th century and is complex, focussed and elegant accurately expressing the specific vintage conditions. 

This Champagne is produced from a one-hectare parcel owned by Salon: "Salon’s garden", and from 19 other smaller parcels in Mesnil-sur-Oger, chosen by Aimé Salon at the beginning of the century. The wines are cellared in the bottle for an average of 10 years, gaining in complexity and finesse. Nestled in the heart of the Côte des Blancs, 100% Chardonnay and 100% grand cru, this is the king of Champagne vineyards. It is here that the most profound expression of Chardonnay's delicate freshness truly comes to the fore, where magnanimous nature offers a wine that is purity itself. 

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Pairs well with…

  • Cured Meat
  • Fish
  • Fungi
  • Parmesan
  • Rice
  • Seafood
  • Shellfish
Grape: Chardonnay
1999 saw an extremely warm growing season with an early spring that was followed by storm and hail. June and July saw some rain but equally impressive spells of heat leading up to the harvest, therefore, producing wines of high alcohol content and low acidity.
Awarded 95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Awarded 94 Points - Wine Spectator

Awarded 18/20 Points - Jancis Robinson
Lively, fruity aromas of citrus and grapefruit that lead to a palate of fine, persistent and creamy bubbles. Sophisticated flavours of brioche, white-fleshed fruits, blossom and hints of bitter almonds continue to a lingering finish and aftertaste of crystalline citrus.
Perfect with oysters, caviar or sea bass with truffle risotto. Also an excellent partner for Parma or Iberico ham, parmesan cheese and grilled almonds.
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Brand Salon
Country France
Volume (cl) 75
ABV (% vol) 12
Style Blanc de Blancs
Champagne Expression Brioche, Complex, Tree Fruits, Citrus, Creamy, Nutty
Champagne Region Cote des Blancs
Champagne Village Le Mesnil-sur-Oger
Champagne Dosage (g/l) 7
Champagne Producer Type Grand Marque
Closure Cork and Cage
Champagne Crus Grand Cru
Champagne Grape Chardonnay
Time on Lees 4-10 Years
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