Chardonnay Pinot Noir Champagnes Ay France
Cuvee Nicolas Francois established it's reputation during a blind tasting of over one hundred and fifty of Champagne's greatest vintage wines. Organized by the highly esteemed Champagne consultant Richard Juhlin and attended by a panel of international experts, Cuvee Nicolas Francois was selected as the most outstanding Champagne. Paradoxically, Nicolas Francois claimed second place as well!. A few weeks later at a Sotheby's auction, a magnum of Cuvee Nicolas Francois made world headlines when it established the world record price.
Tradition and modernity are both integral to the viniculture at Billecart-Salmon. The House of Billecart-Salmon endeavours to distance itself from passing fads, yet manages to stay in tune with modern tastes. Billecart-Salmon has always valued the appreciation and loyalty bestowed upon it's wines by great chefs, sommeliers, reviewers end ambassadors of Champagne. The exceptional Cuvee Nicolas Francois was created in 1964 as a tribute to the House's founder. It results from the blending of Grands crus from the classified CÃ´te des Blancs Chardonnay vineyards and the Montagne de Reims Pinot Noir. Its vinification, partially in traditional casks, underpins the generous character of this elegant wine.
Lovely gold hue, slowly rising bubbles with a persistant string of pearl. The freshness of Cuvee Nicolas FranÃ§ois Billecart develops all its aromatic complexity, aromas of white flowers mixed with subtle notes of brioche. The balance between richness and persistence is the hallmark of this accomplished wine. The perfect blend of grands crus from which it is made gives it a lovely freshness on the palate, developing a wide range of aromas.