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. Most of Billecart-Salmon's fruit comes from a small vineyard holding, though this is supplemented with grapes bought in from the Marne Valley and the Montagne de Reims. Meticulous production techniques, from the use of their own cultured yeast to its long, slow, cool fermentation, ensure that the family has 100% control of production. Billecart-Salmon is renowned for the quality of its delicate rosé, while the Brut Réserve (a blend of three vintages) is a beautifully harmonious and balanced wine. All have the ability to age very well.
Stunning on the nose, promises so much, rich, complex depth of apricot, peach, freshly baked brioche and lemon curd. Delightful in the mouth, delivering superbly on the promise from the nose – mouth filling, powerful but wonderfully elegant with a beautiful mineral touch. Silky spice, ripe apple, toasted almond and lime peel – there’s a great tension and balance.