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Meunier Classic in high altitudes!
Champagne Salmon was only founded in 1958 and is now managed by the third generation, Olivier Salmon and his son Alexandre. The winery is located in Chaumuzy, in the Vallée de l'Ardre, a sub-region of the Marne Valley (20 km In Chaumuzy, 20 km southwest of Reims). Salmon is a member of the Club de Trésor de Champagne, a winegrowers' association that is committed to particularly high quality and whose trademark is the bulbous Special Club bottles.
The main grape variety is Pinot Meunier, which is what they specialize in. Salmon was also one of the first wineries in Club Trésor de Champagne to release a varietal Pinot Meunier Special Club. The ten hectares of vineyards are partly cultivated with a horse.
The wines all go through biological acid degradation and are aged in enamel tanks (entry-level wines) or in large oak barrels (high quality). Without submitting to brut nature fashion, the two winegrowers gradually reduced their dosage.
What also makes this family of winegrowers special: they devote themselves professionally to hot air ballooning and regularly take part in international competitions. This passion is also recorded on the champagne labels.
Facts: Chaumuzy, Vallée de la Marne, 10 hectares, 100,000 bottles, 85% Pinot Meunier, 5-10% each of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir