Champagne Salon is a small and legendary producer of vintage Champagne. Champagne Salon has always been highly collectible. For decades at the height of Paris’ prestige as the cultural capital of Europe and most of the rest of the world, Salon was the house Champagne at Maxim’s, the famous restaurant and bar. Grapes for the Grand Cru Champagne, which is always 100% chardonnay, come from the commune of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger in the Champagne region of France. Champagne Salon is only produced in years considered outstanding enough for a vintage Champagne, which in practice means that the domain produces about four vintages per decade, making the Champagne exceedingly hard to acquire. The domaine was founded in the early 20th century by Eugene Aime Salon, whose goal was to produce a Chardonnay-only Champagne using grapes from Le Mesnil-sur-Oger vineyards. The first commercial vintage was in 1921. Today Champagne Salon is owned by Laurent-Perrier, which has continued the practice of producing the Champagne only in exceptional years. Since its founding, there have been fewer than 40 vintages produced.