Founded in 1818 by the original owners Nicolas Francois Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon, Billecart-Salmon are one of the most revered producers in the Champagne region. The house remains family owned and most of the grapes come from a small but prestigious vineyard holding in the Ay region.£9.67 per 100.00ml
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. Although excellence runs through all of Billecart-Salmon’s releases, it is their delicate rosé for which they are best known. Claimed by many to be the best non-vintage on the market, it has acquired something of a cult status amongst Champagne drinkers and wine critics, and justifiably so. Pale pink in colour with steady fine bubbles, the nose is fine and elegant with soft strawberry and raspberry notes set against savoury, bread and biscuit undertones. Refined and delicate in the mouth, red fruit flavours come to the fore, accentuated by fresh acidity and beautifully balanced bubbles. This special magnum release would serve as a wonderful aperitif option, or alternatively would pair well with salmon and sushi dishes.