Chardonnay Pinot Noir Champagnes Ay France
The story begins with the wedding of Nicholas Francois Billecart and Elizabeth Salmon, out of which was born the Maison Billecart-Salmon, established 1818 near the present site at Mareuil-sur-Ay. Two centuries later, the seventh generation takes charge of crafting the noble wines, maintaining the spirit of Champagne and passion for the grape. Most noteworthy of Cuvee Elisabeth Salmon, is the harmony of expression within the selection of parcels Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, a timeless accord between Billecart-Salmon and the legacy of ancient grower families.
Nicholas and Elizabeth reclaimed the coat of arms of their ancestor Pierre Billecart, a councilor to the King of France. A tribute to the co-founder Elisabeth Salmon, this Cuvee is fashioned from an equal blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, vinified as white wine, to which some Pinot Noir from Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, vinified as a red wine, has been added. Billecart-Salmon operates approximately thirty hectares of it's own estate vineyards, but the bulk of the grapes arrive from a total area of a hundred and forty hectares, grown by some of Chapmagne's most ancient winegrowing families. Closest to the heart of Billecart-Salmon lie the three core values of balance, elegance and finesse.
Coppery pink hues, an outstanding perlage, a lasting mousse. Delicate hazelnut nose, crisp red berries, citrus peel and stone fruits, herbaceousness, marzipan, vinosity, boulangere and spice. A finely complex palate, nectarines and peach parfait, softly spiced and aromaticness, creamyness, layers of chiffon fruit, will accompany the most superb cuisine, a hedonistic joy.