Billecart Salmon Brut Vintage 2007

12% | 75cl

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Tasting Notes:

Sleek acidity firms this tightly meshed 2007, a racy frame for flavors of crème de cassis, toast, ground ginger and candied lemon zest. Long and minerally on the finish.

Serve at: 11-12°C

  • Colour: Golden yellow hue, underlined by an abundant and energetic effervescence. Sparkling and luminous, a shining ensemble, giving its full measure to visual pleasure.
  • Aroma: Delicious intensity of mature crunchy fruit with an elegant and harmonious character. A pure and nuanced sensorial development brought from notes of gourmet pastries. Beautiful definition with a controlled aromatic expression, equipped with a refreshing and refined complexity.
  • Palate: A richness of flavours and pleasure amplified by a precise vinification and slow rising creamy mousse. The wine offers body, power and depth. The finish is chiselled and persistent.

Description

Billecart Salmon Brut Vintage 2007

Billecart Salmon Brut Vintage 2007, founded in 1818 through the marriage of Nicolas Francois Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon, the Champagne house of Billecart-Salmon is one of the few still owned by the original family. Located in Mareuil-ser-Ay, the house is one of the Grande Marque Champagnes.

Founded in 1818 by husband and wife Nicolas François Billecard and Elisabeth Salmon, the Billecart-Salmon House is rich with history. For nearly two hundred years, the Billecart family has been handing down the secrets to making exceptional champagne from generation to generation. Today the House is still independent and is run by the family’s 6th generation: François Roland-Billecart.

The Billecart family has been living in Mareuil-sur-Ay since the 16th century. When Nicolas Francois Billecart married Elisabeth Salmon in the early 1800s the two families’ long held vineyards were married as well. This led to Nicolas’ decision to leave his law practice and take over the family wine estate. In 1818 he founded the house of Billecart-Salmon which now stands as the oldest continuously family owned and operated house in Champagne. It is currently managed by the seventh generation, brothers Francois and Antoine Roland-Billecart. The cellars are in the hands of renowned “chef de cave” Francois Domi.

Billecart Salmon Vintage 2007 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 is without doubt one of the finest, yet least known, Grande Marque Champagnes, made with mainly Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. This Champagne is lively, elegantly textured and fresh, with a very long finish.

Additional information
Alcohol %

12%

Brand

Country

France

Region

Grand Cru

Volume

75cl