Billecart-Salmon


Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé Jeroboam 3L|Rosé|NV

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Creamy

Winemaking

Winemaking


Barrel-maturation

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Citrus Pink Grapefruit

Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ

Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ

What to expect


Elegant, classy and sophisticated. This is at the lighter end of the spectrum when it comes to rosé due to the small addition of red wine. Billecart-Salmon have been advocates for rosé and have defined this genre of champagne which leans towards the savoury side. There are aromas of pink grapefruit, citrus and delicate rosehip. The palate is light, playful with a creamy texture. If you haven't had this before, enjoy it with a good friend or someone you love.

Wine making notes 30% pinot meunier from Vallee de la Marne, 40% chardonnay from Region de Vitry and Cote des Blancs, 30% pinot noir from Valle de la Marne (Aÿ, Mareuil, Ambonnay) and Montagne de Reims (Rilly, Verzenay, Verzy), with 7% of pinot noir from Mareuil vinified as a red wine.

Fermentation in stainless steel at a cool 13 degrees Celsius. Full malolactic fermentation. Base wine is from the 2012 vintage with 40% reserve wines drawing upon vintages from 2008, 2009 & 2010. Disgorgement date for this batch was at the end of August 2016. To maintain freshness, the houses disgorges as they go and adjusts the dosage for every batch. Dosage 9 g/L.

 

$749.99

Club Price $711.55 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Creamy

Winemaking

Winemaking


Barrel-maturation

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Citrus Pink Grapefruit

What to expect


Elegant, classy and sophisticated. This is at the lighter end of the spectrum when it comes to rosé due to the small addition of red wine. Billecart-Salmon have been advocates for rosé and have defined this genre of champagne which leans towards the savoury side. There are aromas of pink grapefruit, citrus and delicate rosehip. The palate is light, playful with a creamy texture. If you haven't had this before, enjoy it with a good friend or someone you love.

Wine making notes 30% pinot meunier from Vallee de la Marne, 40% chardonnay from Region de Vitry and Cote des Blancs, 30% pinot noir from Valle de la Marne (Aÿ, Mareuil, Ambonnay) and Montagne de Reims (Rilly, Verzenay, Verzy), with 7% of pinot noir from Mareuil vinified as a red wine.

Fermentation in stainless steel at a cool 13 degrees Celsius. Full malolactic fermentation. Base wine is from the 2012 vintage with 40% reserve wines drawing upon vintages from 2008, 2009 & 2010. Disgorgement date for this batch was at the end of August 2016. To maintain freshness, the houses disgorges as they go and adjusts the dosage for every batch. Dosage 9 g/L.

 

About the house

About the house


Food suggestion

One of the leading families of Champagne, this medium sized, high quality domain is 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 a added to other cuvees without fanfare in other houses. The absolutely pristine wine making facilities located in Mareuil-Sur-Ay are overseen by multiple generations of the family, as well as Chief Winemaker Francois Domi. The house purposely ferments at a lower temperature, lengthening 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 win 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 suggestion


Lightly smoked salmon with citrus and extra virgin olive oil.