Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve 3L
Family run since the 19th century, the Billecart Champagne house delivers large number of bottles which are always well made and of the highest quality.
Champagne Billecart-Salmon was founded with the marriage of Nicolas-François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon in 1818. Situated in the village of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, near Epernay. Champagne Billecart-Salmon is still a family-run organisation with seventh generation Mathieu Roland-Billecart overseeing business. In 2016 Chef de Cave François Domi retired after 30 years with Billecart and handed over to his deputy Florent Nys who started with the business in 2005. The vineyards are overseen by Denis Blée and all of the team are members of the eight strong "tasting committee" along with 6th generation François Roland-Billecart and Antoine Roland-Billecart and fifth generation Jean Roland-Billecart. By 2020 production had expanded with grapes now coming from 300 hectares and 40 crus mostly within 20 kms of the winery.
From its establishment in 1818, the house has seen a seamless transition of leadership through six successive generations, and today, the seventh generation has assumed control, guiding its course into the future. With the aim to promote biodiversity, the house has long been committed to manage the vineyards diligently, upholding a profound commitment to environmental preservation and sustainability. One of the key dates of their profound achievements would be year 2017, when they are being certified High Environmental Value and Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne. Through the continue application of sustainable practice, Maison Billecart-Salmon is actively promoting the significance of certification among its partner winegrowers through its certification collective, fostering awareness and understanding. As of 2021, an impressive 75% of its supplies proudly hold the VDC certification. In terms of achieving the label of High Environmental Value, the house has successfully reached the highest level - Level 3 with all four indicators : biodiversity, fertilization, phytosanitary protection and water management.
Crafted by the renowned Billecart-Salmon Champagne house, Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve NV is a testament to their unwavering commitment to producing exquisite Champagne. The Brut Reserve is an exceptional cuvee which is carefully sourced from the Champagne region's most exceptional sites, the composition of this wine comprises a meticulous blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Meunier grapes, ensuring the highest quality and expression. In the glass, it exhibits a radiant straw yellow color, this cuvée captivates the eye with its graceful and unhurried stream of bubbles, accompanied by a persistent and abundant frothy mousse that adds to its allure. This cuvée exudes an exquisite maturity accompanied by a delightful touch of floral freshness. It unveils captivating aromas of fresh fruit, intermingled with lusciously ripe pears, creating a sensory experience that is both alluring and refreshing. On the palate, it reveals a complete and precise flavor profile, which is complemented by a refined freshness and a luxurious bouquet. These characteristics are a testament to the meticulous aging process of this cuvée in the traditional cellars of the house, allowing it to develop its unique richness and complexity.
Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve NV is a versatile companion for any occasion, this wine is the epitome of perfection as an aperitif, and it harmonizes effortlessly with an extensive array of culinary delights. Its adaptability allows it to be enjoyed with a wide variety of dishes, such as rich fish, pork, mild and soft cheese, making it a delightful choice to enhance any dining experience.
Dried lemon, grapefruit, croissants and salted almonds here, with a flavorful palate. Creamly bubbles. Layered and delicious. - James Suckling, 92 Points
The Finer Details
Style - Champagne
Varietal - Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier
Country - France
Region - Champagne
Vintage - Non-Vintage
Bottle Size - 3L Jeroboam
ABV - 12%