Billecart-salmon Brut Réserve
Brut Reserve from Billecart-Salmon is a light, subtle and harmonious champagne. The wine is made from 40% Pinot meunier, 30% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot noir from 3 different vintages grown on the best soils in Marne. The wines are traditionally stored in an extensive network of chalk caves carved out in the 17th and 1800s. The temperature is constant around 12 ° C, which enables the production of small fine bubbles.
- Country : France
- Region : Champagne
- Grape variety : Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot meunier
- Classification : AOP Champagne
- Awards : 16.5 / 20 Gault & Millau, 16.5/20 Jancis Robinson, 16 / 20 Bettane & Desseauve, 15 / 20 Le Point, 87 / 100 Parker, 15.5 / 20 Revue du Vin de France, 89 / 100 Wine Spectator
- Color : Sparkling
- Alcohol degree : 12 %
- Storage potential : 2-3 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Billecart-Salmon comes from the charming village of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, right in the heart of Champagne. The wine house is still family owned and independent for almost 200 years and is today run by François and Antoine Roland-Billecart representing the 6th generation. Everything started in 1818 when Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon married and created the Champagne House with the ambition to produce excellent wines. Since then, this endeavor has passed through the generations and the oath of the wine house is: "Focus on quality, strive for excellence." The wine house grows 100 hectares of land, but cater for grapes from 220 hectares from 40 different "Cru" districts, mainly in an area around 20 km from Epernay.
A pale golden color. The small bubbles rise slowly, the foam is abundant and persistent. The nose is floral, but also radiates aromas of fresh fruit and ripe pears. The palate is round, fruity, precise and well-balanced, followed by a nice freshness. Perfect as an aperitif at 8 ° C, but can also be served with the simplest dishes to the most elaborated ones.