Billecart-Salmon

Cuvée Nicolas Francois Billecart

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R 1,950

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1999


Cultivar:

Pinot Noir

Country:

France

Rating:

95 Points - Wine Spectator

Specifications:

12.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: Sparkling Wine Cellaring Potential: 20 years+
Origin: Champagne Appellation: Mareuil-Sur-Ay

Tasting Notes:

Fine, elegant, accomplished, generous... This exceptional wine was introduced in 1964 as a tribute to the founder of the House. A lovely golden colour, it releases aromas of white flowers mingled with subtle notes of brioche. The balance between richness and persistence is the hallmark of an accomplished wine.

Apricot
Apricot

Brioche
Brioche

Honeysuckle
Honeysuckle

Peach
Peach

Billecart-Salmon owns a total of 15 hectares of vineyards. Eleven of these are in the Vallee de la Marne split between 4ha of Grand Cru in Ay and Premier Cru in Mareuil-sur-Ay and 7ha in the village of Damery. In the Cote des Blancs the family owns 4ha of Grand Cru vineyards in the villages of Chouilly, Avize and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. With respect to harvest one of the most distinctive aspects of Billecart-Salmon is their philosophy that an early harvest yields more elegant and delicate champagnes. They look for a strong acid structure rather than alcohol as a preservative and therefore, never harvest at higher than 10 degrees of potential alcohol.

This cuvée, partly vinified in traditional oak casks, results from the blending of grapes exclusively sourced from the grand cru vineyards of the Côte des Blancs [Chardonnay] and Montagne de Reims [Pinot Noir].

Food pairing

Pork Poultry Salmon Veal
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