Founded in 1818 the Billecart family has lived in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ since the mid-sixteenth century. The House was established when Nicolas-François Billecart married Elisabeth Salmon. The Grande Marque quickly established an international reputation with a US subsidiary being set up in the early 1840′s. Russia became the company’s major export market but this trade collapsed after the 1917 revolution. Eight years later the decision was made to sell off the firm’s vineyards and the money raised was invested in the winery and cellars.
The fifth generation of the family still own and run the company today. The style of House – less ‘dosage’ and quality fruit ageing for longer on the lees….the wines; light, fragrant and full flavoured with great complexity and longevity…..
This featured Champagne is the Billecart Rose….a truly romantic Champagne. A pale pink colour adorned with glints of gold – fine notes of red strawberries with a biscuity and creamy finish.
Grape Variety: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay. To start off the Christmas festivities…click here to order.
We also have 3 more great Champagnes from Billecart Salmon to entice you;
Billecart Brut Reserve - Tasting Notes: 41% Pinot Meunier, 34% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay 40% of Reserve Wines are used, aged for a minimum of 4 years – reflections of bright yellow, floral freshness, lemony, mouth filling taste of ripe pears. Click here to order
Billecart-Salmon Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc - Tasting Notes: Issued from five Grand Cru of Côte des Blancs, Avize, Chouilly, Cramant, Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oger, and a blend of two different years. Light gold – aromas of white greengages. Well evolved finishing with a citrus minerally freshness. Click here to order
1998 Grand Cru Vintage Billecart-Salmon - Tasting Notes: The quest for “finesse, balance and elegance” has always guided the making of the Billecart-Salmon Champagnes. Made from 100% Chardonnay with a 9/10 rating for the 1998 vintage. Luminous gold colour, revealing citrus, fresh almonds, gingerbread and white chocolate on a palate of rich fruits with apple and lychee - a true masterpiece. Click here to order.
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