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.£9.6 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. Billecart-Salmon’s Vintage release is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay that for the majority uses fruit from prestigious Grand Cru vineyards. A proportion of the base wines are fermented in oak before a five year ageing process before disgorgement. Stylistically pure, elegant and restrained, a delicate but delicious nose suggests aromas of orchard and citrus fruit along with buttery biscuit undertones. Refined and integrated on the palate, this wonderful vintage release displays a great depth of flavour and an understated complexity which lingers indulgently on an impressive finish. An outstanding example of Champagne from one of the region's finest producers, this wine is best enjoyed as an apéritif or paired with delicate shellfish dishes.