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Altaya Wines exclusively brings Salon 2002 to Hong Kong

May 13, 2014 Food & Beverage No Comments Email Email

Year 2002 is regarded as an outstanding Champagne vintage. While most of the best-regarded champagne house have already released their 2002 vintage to the market, Salon, one of the greatest blanc de blancs champagnes in the world, has held back, allowing the 2002 vintage extra time in the cellar to develop a more mature character.

Salon - one of the greatest blanc de blancs champagne in the world

Salon – one of the greatest blanc de blancs champagne in the world

Altaya Wines, Hong Kong’s leading premium wine importer, is honoured to be the exclusive distributor of Salon 2002 in Hong Kong, bring this much-anticipated launch just in time for summer.

The legendary champagne house Salon was formed in 1911 with its first vintage in 1905 all produced from one single cru, le Mesnil-sur-Oger. In the past 103 years, Champagne Salon has produced 37 vintages, all highly admired by wine lovers. The 38th vintage and the first vintage in the 21st century, Salon 2002, carrying the same magnificence and beauty, is now released to the world.

Salon 2002 “the soul of Salon”

Salon 2002 “the soul of Salon”

With light rain in early September, followed by clear skies until harvest, weather conditions in 2002 allowed grapes to reach perfect ripeness, creating some of the best champagnes. “The 2002 vintage is one of the best vintages we have ever produced in Champagne,” said Didier Depond, President of Salon Delamotte, “We continue to produce in small volume – only 62,000 bottles had been made of the Salon 2002.”

“Salon 2002 is set to be the champagne of celebration in Hong Kong this summer. It is pure luxury in a glass,” says Paulo Pong, Managing Director of Altaya Group. “We are delighted to be working with Salon to bring the best of the best to the market.”

Salon 2002 now arrived in Hong Kong market

Salon 2002 now arrived in Hong Kong market

It is mellow golden in colour with a delicate yet lively nose. On the palate, taste the honeyed orange flower, candied citrus fruits and madeleine buns fresh from the oven. On tasting, the wine feels simultaneously rich and restrained.

The complexity of the aromas and flavours are almost precision-engineered.

Salon 2002 is priced HK$3,300 per bottle (750ml) and HK$7,550 per magnum (1.5L), all offered on strict allocation by Altaya Wines. Purchase Salon 2002 at www.altayawines.com or call (852) 2523 1945.

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