Type: Champagne
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Code: BILL080
One of the last family run Champagne houses, Billecart Salmon is renowned for the quality of its Champagne. The 2009 Vintage is influenced heavily by the Pinot Noir flavours which are tempered by the refined and delicate flavour coming from the Chardonnay grown in Côte des Blancs. The inclusion of Pinot Meunier helps to maintain balance withtin the 2009 Vintage that turned out to be hotter than first predicted!

Champagne Billecart-Salmon

Billecart-Salmon, a medium-size Champagne House in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, was founded in 1818 by the original owners Nicolas Francois Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon who combined their names on marriage to create the brand. It is one of the few remaining Champagne houses to remain family owned. Billecart-Salmon is renowned for the quality of its delicate Brut Rose, whilst the Brut Reserve (a blend of three vintages) is a beautifully harmonious and balanced wine. All have the ability to age very well.

Yellow Gold in colour with dazzling but gentle golden speckles. On the nose good fruit intensity, with noticeably dominant red fruit from the Pinot noir. On the palate the citrus is evident, with a touch of roasted nuts and brioche. Very defined structure, tight an clean finish offering richness that is not heavy.
Drink with seafood coupled with a creamy sauce
The 2009 vintage started as a quite tumultuous year followed by a mild but wet spring. The risk of mildew was high and storms in July further raised fears for the harvest. Things turned around in August, were there was uninterrupted hot and dry weather- creating conditions for the ideal harvest. Picking began on the 12th September. 73% of the grapes are sourced from Grand Crus and Premier Crus. The must received 9 years ageing on the lees. Vinified in stainless steel tanks and Partial malolactic fermentation.

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