Billecart-Salmon


Billecart-Salmon Brut Nature |Extra Brut |NV

Billecart-Salmon

Billecart-Salmon Brut Nature

Extra Brut NV

$119.00

- Exceptional brand new release of the House - exclusive to Emperor

- Using reserve wines from 2006-2015 and no dosage

- Iconic & well-respected champagne house

Rich, mature and exotic nose that is at the same time fresh and vibrant. The palate is beautifully dry with a distinct bitterness that fades and gives way to savoury yellow fruit, a toasty quality that warm the tongue and mineral dimension that is clear and prominent.

Everything is balanced, fruit profile, freshness and length. Give me some food to pair with this! 

Technical details: 40 PM, 30 CH, 30 PN | A blend of wines from 2006-2015 | Vin de dosage is from the exclusive reserve of the Nicolas Francois Billecart, prestige cuvée | 0 g/L

 

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 cuvées 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. 

 

My mind escapes to the sea, perhaps some squid ink pasta made a la marinara style to bring out all the mineral flavour. Something simpler would be Buffalo mozzarella on sourdough toast drizzled with a high quality olive oil - Kyri, Head Sommelier

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 cuvées 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

My mind escapes to the sea, perhaps some squid ink pasta made a la marinara style to bring out all the mineral flavour. Something simpler would be Buffalo mozzarella on sourdough toast drizzled with a high quality olive oil - Kyri, Head Sommelier

Descriptors & Texture


Elegant Fresh

Winemaking


Partial Barrel-fermentation

Earth


Mineral

Foods


Brioche

Orchard Fruit


Red Apple

Nut


Almond