Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve
The specific style of Billecart-Salmon champagne is due to Jean Roland-Billecart. At the end of the 1950s, he introduced a method of fermentation in which – among other things – the temperature does not exceed 13° C. This slows down the fermentation process, allowing all the delicate aromas to fully develop. The long aging on the lie (the sediment) that follows gives the wine a unique clarity and purity. The result is fresh champagnes, with a lot of finesse and fine bubbles. It is not for nothing that Billecart-Salmon is one of the top ten most appreciated champagnes and is the favorite of sommeliers in top gastronomic restaurants.
Simply delightful this bubble is the Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve! A delicious Brut of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier from various Premier and Grand Cru vineyards around Epernay. The same blend ratio has been used for this Brut Réserve since 1945, which means the same consistent quality year after year. It is an elegant, pure, round, balanced and harmonious champagne, with a nice balance between freshness and ripe fruit notes. Ideal as an aperitif, but also a real all-rounder at the table!
GOOD FACT: In the Tab: Attachment you will find the official fact sheet of this Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve.
In Perfect Harmony with Michel Rostang
Chef, Maison Rostang**, Paris
“ It's now more than 20 years since I started working with Maison Billecart-Salmon. We often share great times together – they are as much family as they are professional. They share a family history and it's a wonderful story between the two family Houses! The Brut Réserve is a cuvée which is both delicate whist at the same time exhibiting a great finesse. Ideal as an aperitif or paired with a dish that is light and refined and doesn't overpower the wine. I'm thinking of a dish that we serve on our menu at the restaurant: crab spiced with ginger and a creamy courgette sauce which is topped with Daurenki caviar. The pairing is subtle and the dish perfectly accompanies this ethereal cuvée which exhibits a great finesse. For me, the Brut Réserve cuvée is the perfect synonym for pleasure and excellence at any time of the day! A moment of joy and a light-hearted accompaniment to everyday celebrations to liven up all the best memories in life for all the simple yet precious times that we share with family or amongst friends. It is the expression of an eternal elegance. ”
The story of Champagne House Billecart-Salmon begins in 1818 with Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon. Shortly after their marriage, they started making champagne in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, a village near Epernay. The ambition: champagne of constant, excellent quality. Nicolas and Elisabeth are the first of seven generations of Billecart-Salmon to make it their life's work to make the Billecart-Salmon house a world star. In 200 years, each generation has contributed to keep the champagne moving with the times while keeping the characteristic spirit in every bottle.
The attention to the land and the vines is the basis for the quality of the wine. But also for protecting the environment and monitoring biodiversity; without respect for the terroir, according to the family, it is not possible to make good wine. In 2017, Billecart-Salmon was awarded the Viticulture Durable Champagne certificate for the sustainable way in which Billecart-Salmon manages the vineyards.
The specific style of Billecart-Salmon champagne is due to Jean Roland-Billecart. At the end of the 1950s, he introduced a method of fermentation in which - among other things - the temperature does not exceed 13° C. This slows down the fermentation process, allowing all delicate aromas to fully develop. The long aging on the lie (the sediment) that follows gives the wine a unique clarity and purity. The result is fresh champagnes, with a lot of finesse and fine bubbles. It is not for nothing that Billecart-Salmon is one of the top ten most appreciated champagnes and is the favorite of sommeliers in top gastronomic restaurants.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Grape||Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir|
|James Suckling rating||92|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dry, Fresh, Mineral, Tense, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Cadeau!, Iets te vieren, Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Romantisch|