This is unquestionably the bench-mark for Rosé Champagne and certainly a Philglas & Swiggot favourite. Billecart-Salmon is one of the few remaining Champagne houses to be owned by the original family and was established in 1818 by Nicolas-François Billecart. Unusual in Champagne, most of Billecart-Salmon's fruit comes from its own vineyard holdings. There is real flavour and weight to this wine, a delicious creaminess brought to the blend by the unusually high Chardonnay component of 50%. A seductive and elegant champagne perfect as an aperitif but built with the weight to segue onto the first course.