However, such was its success that he formally founded the house of Salon in 1920 and began to sell the vintages already produced. Maxim’s, the Paris restaurant famous soon chose it as the house Champagne.
As a sign of his high standards of quality, Salon chose to release his Champagne only in the finest vintages, and so one hundred years later, only forty-one vintages have been released so far, counting the 1905, the most recent being the outstanding 2008.
After its founder passed away in 1943, the house has known change of ownership untill 1988, when the Champagne house and group Laurent-Perrier, owned and run by the de Nonancourt family, acquired Salon as well as the Delamotte house. Today, these two sister- estates are run by Didier Depond, with the Champagnes produced under the stewardship Michel Fauconnier, chef de cave of Laurent-Perrier. Together they provide continuity, for Depond, president of both houses since 1997, has been with the Laurent-Perrier group for more than thirty years, while Fauconnier has been there for more than forty.
Starting with the initial 1905 vintage, this special Champagne was at first destined to be consumed only by Salon himself and his merry band of epicurean friends, a bit like the Prince de Conti, who in his lifetime reserved his La Romanée wine for a select circle of relations and associates.