Billecart Salmon Rosé NV
- Chamagne Billecart Salmon
- Chardonnay (40%)
- Pinot Meunier (30%)
- Pinot Noir (30%)
- Oaked Style
- Body Style
- Medium bodied
- Dry / Sweet Style
- Alcohol Content (%)
- Closure Style
- Organic / Biodynamic
The word Champagne derives from Latin `campania`, or open countryside. However the exception is the area south of the city of Reims, where a group of low hills and valleys provide a unique micro climate, enabling the vine to grow on deep chalk soils.
The vineyards of Champagne are planted in three distinct areas. The `Montagne de Reims` is predominately planted with Pinot Noir, the backbone to the Champagne blend, whilst Chardonnay is ideally suited to the chalky slopes of the `Cote de Blancs` south of the town of Epernay. Pinot Meunier dominates the `Vallee de la Marne`, an area susceptible to frosts, which it is more able to withstand, due to later budding.
The secret of Champagne is in the blend, where wines from different grape varieties and vineyards are blended to achieve the `house style`.
Billecart Salmon is one of the rare Champagne houses being under the ownership of the original family. Established in 1818 by Nicolas-Francois Billecart, the vineyard is small and is supplemented with grapes bought in from Marne Valley and the Montagne de Reims. The blend of varieties used in the non-vintage wine has not differed in over 50 years and is a classic mix of the three grape varieties grown in the region.
Pale salmon pink in colour, with a shade of gold. The nose shows hints of fresh pear and soft red fruits, followed by delicate fruit on the palate. Elegant with great finesse
Pale salmon pink in colour, with a shade of gold. The nose shows hints of fresh pear and soft red fruits, followed by delicate fruit on the palate
Perfect as an aperitif or with fresh fruit to finish a meal.
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