Billecart-Salmon


Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve |Brut |NV

Billecart-Salmon

Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve

Brut NV

$83.95

- Pinot Meunier dominant champagne followed by Pinot Noir

- Iconic & well-respected champagne house

- Great alternative to the mainstream brands

We are simply mad about this house, we love their attention to detail, pristine winery and warmth of the family and team members, they are a class act.

"Billecart’s enchanting Brut Réserve upholds its aspiration of lofty freshness and elegance, even in the presence of impressive levels of reserve wines, now generously more than 50% of the blend, and impressive lees age, now 32 months. 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." Tyson Stelzer

Technical details:  Pinot from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne, Meunier from the Vallée de la Marne and the southern slopes of Épernay; 86% grand cru, with an aim to grow to 90%; vinified in stainless steel tanks; 50–60% reserves; full malolactic fermentation; aged 32 months on lees (with a goal to reach 40 months by 2022); 8g/L dosage; dosage liqueur of 2008 chardonnay; DIAM; 1.5 million bottles (60% of production)

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. 

 

Classic apéritif style champagne. Goes well with salmon blinis, lemon juice, creme fraiche and some fine herbs to highlight that minerality

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

Classic apéritif style champagne. Goes well with salmon blinis, lemon juice, creme fraiche and some fine herbs to highlight that minerality

Descriptors & Texture


Elegant Fresh

Winemaking


Partial Barrel-fermentation

Earth


Mineral

Foods


Brioche

Orchard Fruit


Red Apple

Nut


Almond