Salon Champagne Brut Le Mesnil 2004
"The first cult wine of the twentieth century", was defined by the writer Jay McInerney. Its history runs parallel to that of the twentieth century. It is a symbol of the hedonist years of the Belle Époque. The bottle seems to come out of a painting by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. It was only drunk by Maxim, between actors and intellectuals.
«Salon - said Depond - is a Blanc de Blancs unique in the world: only one vine, Chardonnay, from the only area of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, just one year. In the twentieth century it was produced 37 times. An average of 60 thousand bottles every 3 years. In the same period a billion bottles of other Champagne are sold. We are a drop in an ocean of bubbles. ».