Alexandre Salmon was born into an artisanal family of winegrowers and is the son of Oliver Salmon. Above all, Champagne Salmon stands for the transmission of knowledge and know-how. The domain is named after Michel, Alexandre's grandfather.
Born in Chaumuzy, Michel Salmon always had always worked in the vineyard and patiently gathered different parcels. In 1958, he produced the first 500 bottles of Champagne Salmon. Today, he is still in charge and the best person to make you appreciate their Champagnes during a Tasting.
Olivier, Alexandre's father, joined the domain in the 1980's and has been taking great care to uphold the “Récoltant Manipulant” (“winegrower”) tradition for the past 30 years. Together, Michel and Oliver, have diversified the blends by applying the principles of the “agriculture raisonnée” (sustainable agriculture) to their grape varieties, situated in the Vallée de l’Ardre. They have been doing so, well prior before it became fashionable. The goal is to do everything to ensure that their Champagnes perfectly express the qualities of this clayey-limestone terroir enriched by mineral accents of gritstone.
Champagne Salmon owns 10 hectares of vineyards and 85% is planted with the Pinot Meunier grape. As time went by, they acquired a unique expertise while working with this black grape with white flesh, that provides voloptuousness and fruitiness to Champagne. Alexandre decided to meet a new challenge: re-establish the Meunier’s noble reputation! Today, Alexandre is pleased to offer you the opportunity to discover 100% Meunier Champagnes of great quality, intimate, personal and a revelation of their know-how.