Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut Rosé NV
About the wine:
20% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay, from Côte des Blancs region in Champagne.
With no skin-contact maceration to avoid tannins and to preserve freshness and lightness, the Rosé is blended with Pinot Noir and vinified as a red wine, which yields richness and “vinosité”
Billecart-Salmon was one of the very first Houses in 1954 to believe in a Rosé style in Champagne. Made with between 30-40% reserve wines, the dosage is 7-8 grams. This cuvée unveils a subtle aroma leading to an elegant, delicate bouquet of fine notes of red fruits and citrus fruit zest. On the palate, its special method of vinification gives a light, elegant flavor, followed by a fresh finish with a taste of raspberry.
About the producer:
The Billecart family has been living in Mareuil-sur-Ay since the 16th century. When Nicolas Francois Billecart married Elisabeth Salmon in the early 1800s the two families' long held vineyards were married as well, leading Nicolas to leave his law practice and take over the family wine estate. In 1818 he founded the house of Billecart-Salmon, which now stands as the oldest continuously family owned and operated house in Champagne. It is currently managed by the seventh generation, brothers Francois and Antoine Roland-Billecart. The cellars are in the hands of renowned "chef de cave" Francois Domi.