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Billecart-Salmon : Brut sous Bois

Champagne - Champagne - White - 12°
Billecart-Salmon : Brut sous Bois
€460 Incl. VAT & DP€440 Incl. VAT & DP €73.33 / Unit
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The art of the blend in an exceptional champagne by Billecart-Salmon

The estate

Since its creation in 1818 by married couple, Elisabeth Salmon and Nicolas-François Billecart, the Billecart-Salmon Champagne House has remained independent, having preserved all of its know-how and demand for high-quality cuvées for 7 generations.

The vineyard

The Billecart-Salmon vineyard covers 100 hectares from Côte des Blancs to the Reims mountain. The vines are cultivated and cared for in a traditional manner so that the wine resembles real fruit and to reflect the quality of its terroir.

The wine

Derived from the most beautiful Premier and Grand Crus from the Reims Mountain and Côte des Blancs, the Brut sous Bois cuvée by the Billecart-Salmon Champagne House has totally mastered the art of the blend, combining ancestral know-how and the spirit of original champagnes. A unique cuvée, it is entirely vinified in wood (‘sous-bois’).

Winemaking and ageing

30 to 35% reserve wines. Ageing on lees for 6 to 7 years. 7g/l dosage.

Blend

The Brut sous Bois cuvée by the Billecart-Salmon Champagne House is made up of three famous grape varieties from Champagne: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

Tasting

Colour

The wine is a crystal-clear, golden yellow colour with bright highlights. The effervescence is delicate and persistent.

Nose

On the nose, the Brut sous Bois champagne by Billecart-Salmon harmoniously mixes fragrances of dried fruits, fresh citrus and white fruits, jazzed up by subtly buttery notes. An aromatic finesse expressing all of the complexity of a ripening process and vinification in oak barrels.

Palate

On the palate, this champagne reveals a refreshing texture amplified by a creamy sensation and a beautiful liveliness. There is a burst of flavours, with toasted notes of milk rolls and toffee leading to a sophisticated development.

Parker : 92 / 100
J. Robinson : 17.5 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Aromas of almond paste, green orchard fruit, citrus oil and pastry cream introduce the latest example of Billecart's NV Brut Sous Bois, a bottling that's based on the 2009 vintage. The oak influence is much less pronounced than was the case with some of the early renditions of this cuvée, and it's really going from strength to strength, revealing a medium to full-bodied palate that's broad-shoulder and structured, with lively underpinning acids.
Champagne
Alcohol
12

Grape varieties
Pinot Noir/Chardonnay/Pinot Meunier

Bettane & Desseauve
16.5

Decanter
91

J. Robinson
17.5

J. Suckling
94

Wine Spectator
94

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Is promo
Yes

Color
White

Producer
Billecart-Salmon

Sweetness
Brut

Parker
92

Area
Champagne

Appellation
Champagne

Allergens
Contains sulphites

Is promo
Yes

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