Billecart-Salmon


Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve Magnum (1.5L) |Brut |NV

Billecart-Salmon

Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve Magnum (1.5L)

Brut NV

$239.00

- Pinot meunier dominant champagne followed by Pinot noir

- Iconic & well-respected champagne house

- Generous format (1.5L) perfect to celebrate a special occasion!

There is something to be said about this wine that makes it so approachable. It's easy, well-considered and provides freshness well beyond its peers. If you want to show someone you 'care', get them a bottle. If you really care, get them a Magnum.

Larger formats can have a significant impact on the ageing of a champagne as they hold more wine but have the same neck size, ensuring an equal amount of oxygen to be exposed to a greater volume of wine. The larger the bottle, the better the wine.

Tyson Stelzer: "This cuvée is a captivating contradiction, dressing one of Champagne’s higher representations of meunier in one of the most delicate and graceful of attires. It glides onto the stage and sings with the pristine signature of the house, energised by the red apple and red berry fruits of meunier, with a breathtakingly refined melody of pure lemon zest. Classic Billecart." - Champagne Guide 2018-19

 

One of the leading families of Champagne, this medium sized, high quality domain is one to be admired. Billecart-Salmon (Pronounced beel-kahr sahl-moh) have a fresh, clean and elegant style. They champion the use of the meunier grape which is often added to other cuvees without fanfare in other houses. The absolutely pristine wine making facilities located in Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ are overseen by multiple generations of the family as well as chef winemaker Francois Domi. The house purposely ferments at a lower temperature elongating the ferment to weeks and not days as can be standard in champagne, which helps capture the pristine nature of the fruit. Every step of the wine making process at the house is artful, right down to the precision of the dosage which is unique for every disgorgement conducted in batches. 

 

This is true aperitif territory and magnums are perfect for sharing in larger groups. The freshness and purity of the fruit deserves delicate seafood; classic oysters, some grilled calamari and even a turkey & cranberry sauce sandwich post-festive feeding. 

About the house 

One of the leading families of Champagne, this medium sized, high quality domain is one to be admired. Billecart-Salmon (Pronounced beel-kahr sahl-moh) have a fresh, clean and elegant style. They champion the use of the meunier grape which is often added to other cuvees without fanfare in other houses. The absolutely pristine wine making facilities located in Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ are overseen by multiple generations of the family as well as chef winemaker Francois Domi. The house purposely ferments at a lower temperature elongating the ferment to weeks and not days as can be standard in champagne, which helps capture the pristine nature of the fruit. Every step of the wine making process at the house is artful, right down to the precision of the dosage which is unique for every disgorgement conducted in batches. 

 

Food pairing

This is true aperitif territory and magnums are perfect for sharing in larger groups. The freshness and purity of the fruit deserves delicate seafood; classic oysters, some grilled calamari and even a turkey & cranberry sauce sandwich post-festive feeding. 

Descriptors & Texture


Elegant Fresh Pinot Meunier Dominant

Winemaking


Partial Barrel-fermentation

Earth


Mineral

Foods


Brioche

Orchard Fruit


Red Apple

Nut


Almond