Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve 0.375 ltr

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Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Champagne
Winery Billecart-Salmon
Grape Chardonnay Pinot Meunier Pinot Noir
Content (Alc) 0.375 ltr (12.5%)
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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.

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!

FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this fine wine. We will automatically send it to you when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you come to pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount. This is a half bottle of 0.375 liters.

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.

Vineyard for Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve 0.375 ltr

Billecart-Salmon is a Champagne producer based in Aÿ, Champagne. The company has a rich history dating back to 1818 when it was founded by Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon. It remains one of the few family-owned Champagne producers with a tradition of producing high-quality, elegant Champagnes.

History of Billecart-Salmon

The Champagne House was founded by Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. The marriage of Nicolas and Elisabeth brought together the vineyards and wine traditions of their respective families and laid the foundation for the Billecart-Salmon brand. Nicolas was an experienced winemaker and together they started producing Champagne. Billecart-Salmon remains one of the few family-owned and operated Champagne houses in a region where many producers have been acquired by larger conglomerates. This family ownership has allowed the house to maintain its commitment to quality and tradition. Throughout its history, Billecart-Salmon has been recognized for its dedication to producing elegant and refined Champagnes. They are known for their meticulous attention to detail in the winemaking process, precise blending and use of high quality grapes. Billecart-Salmon is also at the forefront of innovation in champagne production. For example, in the 1950s they were one of the first houses to use stainless steel tanks for fermentation, which allowed better temperature control and preservation of the character of the grapes. Today, Billecart-Salmon is still owned and operated by the Billecart family. The specific individual members of the Billecart family involved in management are Francois and Antoine Roland-Billecart (6th generation) and Mathieu Roland-Billecart (7th generation).

Billecart-Salmon's production

Billecart-Salmon sources its grapes from vineyards in various sub-regions of Champagne. They use a significant portion of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier in their Champagnes. The grapes are carefully pressed and fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. They also emphasize a long aging process to develop the unique characteristics of their Champagnes. The art of blending is at the heart of Billecart-Salmon's production. Their cellar master, François Domi, plays a crucial role in crafting each cuvée with precision and consistency. The house is known for its low dosage levels, which means their Champagnes are typically drier and more focused on fruit character and terroir. Billecart-Salmon owns and manages vineyards in several key areas of the Champagne region. They have vineyards in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, Aÿ, Avize and other Grand Crus, allowing them to source high quality grapes for their Champagnes. Billecart-Salmon produces a range of cuvées, each with its unique characteristics and style. They produce a number of different types of Champagnes. Some that can now be opened such as the Brut Rose and the Brut Sous Bois. Champagnes made in specific years such as the Nicolas Francois 2008 and the Elisabeth Salmon 2008. They also produce Champagnes from Single plots (Clos) such as the Clos-Saint-Hillaire, an extremely rare Champagne made from 100% Pinot Noir.

More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country France
Region Champagne
Winery Billecart-Salmon
Grape Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Alcohol % 12.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.375 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling Yes
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
James Suckling rating 92
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Fresh, Mineral, Tense, White fruit
Drink moments Cadeau!, Iets te vieren, Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Romantisch
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