Chardonnay Pinot Noir Pinot Meunier Champagnes Ay France
Established by Nicolas François in 1818, Billecart Salmon is known within France and around the globe for fashioning the most elegant Champagnes, fully rounded Cuvees with the cleanest palate and eternal, seemingly ageless styling. A Non Vintage assemblage of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier, expressing characters of biscuit, fruits and nut.
Champagne Billecart Salmon fashions the most exquisite wines from choice parcels of fruit grown to twenty five acres of distinguished sites around its headquarters in the village of Mareuil-sur-Ay. Unlike many better known marques, the noble House of Billecart Salmon has elected to remain small in size and limit their production, focussing on quality and consistency over quantity. A cooler, temperature controlled fermentation, inoculated to finely aromatic yeasts, serves to preserve the freshness in the final wine and infuse the bouquet with the most exquisite expressions. Various components are treated to lees batonnage, malolactic fermentation and a spell in Burgundian oak barrels.
Honeyed in colour and bouquet, distinct for the finesse of it's slowly rising bubbles and persistent mousse. Maturation has not robbed it of an amazing floral freshness, it exhibits lovely aromas of ripe pear. Characters of brioche, sweet citrus and almond, exemplary for it's sophistication and flavours of plush lined fruit. A wine of the finest balance.